Adam Banata, Ethiopia
Country of Origin
Adam Banata grows and processes natural coffees on his 4 hectare farm in the highlands of Nensebo, West Arsi. Often lumped in with its more well-known neighbors, Sidama to the west and Guji to the south, West Arsi has been designated a unique coffee-growing origin by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) in recent years and is making a name for itself in the international specialty coffee market. In 2020, coffees from Nensebo occupied 4 of the top 10 spots in Ethiopia’s first Cup of Excellence competition.