The Nefas farm is located in the Sidamo region, about 514 km from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa. The farm started to produce coffee in early 2000 and consists of 200 hectares planted with coffee trees. The soil is predominantly loamy and the farm area is covered by a dense forest. All coffee is 100% shade grown.
As is typical of naturally processed coffee in Africa, the ripe, red cherries are put on drying beds directly after picking. These coffees are turned on the beds more regularly than wet-processed coffees as natural coffees are prone to mould. Luckily, the location is very open and breezy, which helps with homogenous drying of the cherries. The raised beds allow for airflow around the coffee, further assisting the drying process, are more accessible for workers and clear of the ground – there are very few drying patios in Africa, and the raised bed drying solution is becoming the preferred method in many quality producing areas around the world.
The smell of the cherries is very fruity and reminiscent of raisins. This year, because the heavy rains, the screen size of the beans is somewhat larger. The farm employs between 150-200 seasonal workers and about 50 permanent workers. Accommodation, free food and medical care are all provided to the workers. The farm won 1st place in the 2011 African Fine Coffee awards.See plans and pricing
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Bewley’s Coffee Project subscription showcases some of the finest coffees from around the world chosen for their uniqueness, exciting flavours and quality. They are roasted in small batches to suit their individual characteristics and to get the best possible flavour.Subscribe now
What’s in The Box?
Each month as part of your subscription, you'll receive a unique coffee selected for its characteristics and flavour, including tasting notes that will guide you through an exciting journey of speciality coffee.See plans and pricing
How do you select the coffee?
Each month we select our coffee based on seasonality, great stories and uniqueness. We then hand roast it to bring out its individual flavours and nuances. Each coffee you receive as part of your subscription has been carefully chosen to bring you on a journey through the world of coffee.
What are the delivery costs?
There is a one-off standard delivery charge with your initial subscription order. Every month after this is included in this charge. We also ship subscriptions internationally – delivery fees will be displayed at the checkout page.
Will the box fit in my letterbox?
The box is 55mm (2.2 Inches) deep, and should fit through most standard letterboxes.
How much coffee will I receive each month?
Your monthly subscription includes a 227g bag of fresh, hand roasted coffee (enough for approximately 30 cups).
How fresh is the coffee?
Our coffee is seasonal and is roasted approximately 1-2 weeks before it arrives at your door. The roast date will be displayed on each bag of coffee.
Is the coffee ethical/Fairtrade?
All the coffee we source is sustainable and ethical. In each month’s tasting notes you will find out more about the farm that each coffee comes from.
When will I receive my first box?
Our coffee is shipped once, at the end of each month. If your subscription order is placed after the 14th of any month you will have to wait and will receive the following month's coffee as your first box.