Individual farmers in Ethiopia can export their own coffee, but few know where to start. Many don't have the know-how or time to market themselves internationally on their own, and as a result many continue to sell their coffee to washing stations where they earn a fixed price, and lose their identity by being blended into larger lots. This coffee however was sourced through a farmer representative, who helps importers to source and buy single farmer coffees in Ethiopia, like this one by Bekele Legie. Mr Legie, father of eight, processes his coffee as is tradition in Ethiopia on raised beds. In the cup we can taste strong florals and a refreshingly minty finish.