Girma Eshetu

Mr. Eshetu’s background as a machinist, first for the St. George Brewery, a national institution, and later for himself as he set out to create equipment for coffee. This venture led him back to finding his original home, from where he had been separated since early childhood. And, a few years ago, to start a farm. While Girma’s farm is only a few years old he is growing fast; he planted 80,000 trees planted last year bringing his total up to 230k trees over 120 hectares. Part of being fast is being responsive. Last year Girma was producing 1⁄2 washed and 1⁄2 naturals, but due to the success of the washed coffees, changed to primarily washed coffees.

Sean English