100% wild Arabica from an exquisite forest location, roasted pure in the Kaffa workshop
Whole beans in bags of 400g
Wodiyo is home to many hidden places such as the hot spring of Dadiben, which flows into a small stream that meanders through the vast coffee forests. Some of the coffee collected here by 440 farmers on 383 hectares of forest was once reserved for prominent guests. In Wodiyo, a remote village north of the Kaffa Biosphere Reserve, the wild coffee cherries are naturally sun-dried and hand-selected bean by bean after peeling. For the Wild Coffee Collection, we select the best beans and roast them into an intensely spicy coffee.
Without plantation - pure and unadulterated
In the last remaining mountain rain forests of the Ethiopian province of Kaffa, the original home of Coffea Arabica, wild coffee still grows today, completely naturally and without being planted. But this genetic natural treasure is in danger of being lost due to increasing deforestation. The wild coffee project is designed to counteract this process: by collecting and selling wild Arabica coffee, over 6,000 farmers earn a secure income from the forest and can sustainably improve the living conditions of their families.
Together for the preservation of the rainforest
The wild coffee project gives the forest an economic value for the farmers. With its unique biodiversity and valuable wild coffee stock, the forest can be preserved as a natural resource.
Since 2010, the Kaffa region has been recognised as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve which harbours strictly protected core zones in which only wild coffee may be collected as well as transitional zones that include gentle use and development areas located on agricultural land. This offers a prime example of how nature conservation and economic development can sustainably be combined.
The Roasting Trade - Passion & Commitment
Original Food loves its craft and refines the wild coffee through traditional craftsmanship, combined with the latest roasting technology, in its own Kaffa workshop in Kriens, Lucerne.