Gidey Berhe is the owner of Limu Kossa Agro Industry PLC. It's not a very catchy name for a coffee farm, so it's been decided to name the coffee after the man himself. Located far in the West of Ethiopia in an area known as Limu Kossa, Gidey farms his coffee on a 350 hectare farm that sits at 1840 - 2130 meters above sea level. The farm is meticulously maintained, from the trees to the signs dividing the lot sections on the farm. The land was once wils bush and has been thinned slightly to accomodate the coffee but the feeling of quiet solitude pervades amongst the native trees.
The coffee is picked by 400 seasonal workers that can be found singing happily asthey go about their work. At the farms collection station, green cherries are sorted out before their bags are weighed for payment. The green cherries are dried as naturals and sold to the local market.
The mill processes around 20,000kg of cherry per day during the peak of the season. The coffee is dried for 24 hours under cover before being placed in the full sun for a further 7 - 10 days.