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Olke Birre – 12 oz Box

Haru Single-Farmer Lot
Down the road from the Haru Cooperative in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, Olke Birre owns and manages about 12-hectares of land. Olke was one of the first farmers in all of Yirgacheffe to build his own mini-washing station, which gave him the ability to completely control the processing of his coffee. With this control—and his dedication to producing the best coffee possible—Olke and his family have created a coffee that is simply elegant. Look for clear flavors of citrus, peach, and jasmine.


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Olke Birre – Single-Farmer Lot from Haru, Ethiopia


We met Olke Birre at a soil-and-composting workshop that Counter Cultured sponsored in Yirgacheffe in 2013. He was impossible not to notice as he walked in the doors of the workshop wearing a gold medal for being a model farmer.

This is one of those coffees that is the sum of what has gone into it: great processing, combined with a high percentage of a great variety (Kudhume), at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, simply equals greatness.


Olke's farm is a just down the road from the Haru washing station, which we have been buying from the cooperative there for coming up on five years. Olke's farm is technically located on the cusp of the Suke and Haru Kabeles (villages) located in the heart of the Yirgacheffe Woreda. Olke is fortunate in that he has about 4 hectares of coffee, but he has also recently been planting more. Like many of the farmers in this area Olke has good biodiversity and shade on his farm, and even is a beekeeper. (For the honey, of course.)


Varieties: 80% Kudhume, 20% Wolisho
Elevation: 2,030–2,085 meters
Post-Harvest Process: Washed
Harvest Time: November 2014–January 2015
Certifications: Certified Organic