exceptional coffee is produced by Asnakech Thomas, Ethiopia’s only female
coffee grower, miller and direct exporter. Brought up in the Amaro district of the
Southern Region of Ethiopia, Asnakech, as one of the Ethiopian diaspora
returned from abroad to go into farming, and especially for growing and
exporting specialty organic coffee.
Amaro Gayo Coffee is unique in its background,
whilst being the first and currently only coffee organisation in Ethiopia, to fund
research into the arabica genetic varietals, we are known for our continued
efforts to support and establish a sustainable life for our coffee women and
farmers. As a further opportunity we offer women and men, coffee-oriented training
and kits to produce our organically certified, handpicked coffee arabica. We
also hold further unrelated classes such as our HIV Awareness training.
The Amaro farmlands are located in the highlands,
in the foothills of the Amaro Mountains, near Asnackech’s ancestral land. The Gaayo
waterfalls run through the land, and also form part of our name.
The coffee farmlands are situated at an altitude
of 1,800-2,000 meters above sea level; the harvest season is from October