Mulugeta Muntasha is a supplier and has been in the coffee industry for 15 years. He works with about 100 farmers in Bursa kebele, Arbegona woreda in Arbe Guna zone of Sidama region and produces the 74112 variety of coffee. Farming at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level the farmers practices organic farming. Annually, Mulugeta collects ripe red cherries from the farmers, which amounts to a total of 120,000 kilograms. The coffee is then sun-dried on raised beds and processed into natural coffee. He then sells the coffee to exporters but Mulugeta does not feel that the farmers get a fair price considering the extensive labor they apply. “I believe our high score in this competition will help to promote our coffee. We are excited to be on the winners' list of the Cup of Excellence Ethiopia 2021” he said.
Arbe Gona, Southern Nations, Ethiopia