Mr. Nare Ware
Mr. Nare Ware is the 10th-place winner of the 2022 COE in Ethiopia, taking 11th place in 2021. Mr. Ware is a very experienced and lifelong coffee producer, and a proud resident of the Arbegona district in Sidama. His farm is 4 hectares. Arbegona has some of the highest altitudes in Sidama, and besides coffee, it’s known for its organic milk and better. It’s also home to Garamba mountain, the source of lots of spring waters. During harvest time, the ripest cherries are collected, sorted, and placed directly on raised beds where they are dried in the sun. Once the coffee is dried, it is collected by our export partner in Ethiopia, hulled, milled, and prepped for export.
The Sidama region is known for producing the most coffee at the highest grades in Ethiopia, and the geography explains why this is. This region spreads across fertile highlands, where half of the land is cultivated. The surrounding rivers and lakes along with the very high elevation results in cool weather and fertile soil. These factors, in combination with over 100 inches of rainfall per year, cause the coffee to ripen slower than in any other region in Ethiopia. There are over 50 cooperatives and 200 washing stations throughout Sidama.
(photo by cafe imports)