Ward orders green bean coffee from Coffee Shrub (commercial) & Sweet Maria’s (consumer), both are
operated by the same company located in Oakland, CA. They source coffee from
all over the world directly from growers and regional co-ops. It’s better than
Free Trade, given there are no middle companies. St. Mark’s coffee, both regular
and decaf, rotate from various sources depending on what’s available when
ordering and the coffee’s flavor profile. Our current coffees both hail from
Ethiopia, but are from different locations.
Ethiopia Dry Process Senna Katta Mountain Coffee Farm
Senna Katta Mountain farm is located in the Boter forest preserve, Limu Kossa, Jimma. It's actually the only coffee farm in this remote forest area with a small clearing made for their processing site. This isn't a clear-cut coffee farm, but rather, part of a government land grant where plots in agro-forest areas were given away to farmers who could be good stewards to the land by maintaining the natural forest habitat. Senna Katta Mountain is owned by Yodit (photo below), and her husband, Solomon. They are both pharmacists.