Negussie Gemeda Mude, a coffee farmer in Sidama zone, Bure woreda, Karamo keble, Hayisa village. is married with four sons and three daughters. He farms coffee on 3 hectares, with an additional 10 hectares for vegetables, wheat, teff, barley, and bamboo crops. Negussie produces 15,000 kilograms of red cherry annually, which he dries naturally on an African bed. However, due to a lack of linkage to the international market, he sells his coffee locally to a private buyer and ECX.

Negussie’s coffee received the highest score of 91.40 in the first Cup of Excellence Ethiopia competition. “Becoming number one was what I was aiming for. I am thrilled to promote our great coffee and to benefit from the market opportunities that will follow the result,” he said. “It’s an honor to receive special recognition. This encourages me to do more.”

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    Niguse Gemeda Mude
  • Farmer
    Niguse Gemeda Mude
  • Score
  • Rank
Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
  • Variety
  • Overall
    Blueberry, jammy, big round juicy mouthfeel, red wine, tangerine, butter creamy body, consistent, intense in flavor but balanced, very well structured, honey dew, very clean aftertaste
  • Aroma / Flavor
    Blueberry, pepper, white peach, blackberry, apricot, pineapple, floral, jasmine, red currant, apple, prune, raspberry, violet, mango, red fruit tangerine, creamy, long, smooth, dried bananas
  • Acidity
    Silky acidity fruit acidity, wine, citric, bright, acetic

Sidamo, Oromia, Ethiopia


Cup of Excellence