100% wild Arabica from an exquisite forest location, roasted pure in the Kaffa workshop
Whole beans in bags of 400g
Hidden in the wide cloud forests on the hillsides along the Guma River, a very special fruit grows at almost 1800m above sea level. 202 farmers collect noble wild coffee cherries in a forest area of 1275 ha and dry them together in long sun beds in the village.
After peeling, bean after bean is sorted by hand. For the Wild Coffee Collection, we select the best beans and roast them into a powerful, intense 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.