Ethiopia Nensebo Queen Berry Natural
Region: Guji Nensebo Keble
Altitude: 1,900 – 2,000m
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Orange, Floral
This indigenous heirloom coffee from the Nensebo woreda is produced by up to 700-800 small holder producers in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Each producer grows coffee on around three hectares of land. As well as their coffee crop, they typically grow ‘false banana’ plants (a drought resistant plant which provides food as well as fibres for rope), corn, Wanza and Acacia trees for shade. Teff, wheat and ensete are other important local crops. Coffee is a cash crop for the region with over 5,000 hectares planted and harvested each season.
Part of the Mirab Arsi Zone, Nensebo is bordered on the south by the Borena Zone, on the west by the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, on the northwest by Kokosa, on the north by Dodola, on the northeast by Adaba, on the east by Bale Zone. Towns in Nensebo include Werka. With an estimated area of 1,689.69 square kilometers, Nensebo has an estimated population density of 39.8 people per square kilometre, which is greater than the Zone average of 27. Like most crops from Ethiopia, this is a mix of locally grown varietals which are referred to as Ethiopian Heirloom.