Bette Buna


  • Country: Ethiopia (Guji)
  • Processing: Natural
  • Varietal: 74112, Enat Buna
  • Altitude: 2100 MASL
  • Farmer: Dawit & Hester Syoum
  • Roast: 95 agtron (very light)
  • Tasting notes: Floral, berry & milk chocolate
  • Size: 8oz /227 grams

Bette Buna is a vertically integrated coffee company founded in 2020 by husband and wife Dawit and Hester. Their coffee journey began following the passing of Dawit’s grandfather, who farmed coffee with his wife, Emame, in Tefari Kela, Sidama for nearly a century. Dawit and Hester took over operations at the family farm committed to the mission of creating equal opportunities for coffee communities through the production of outstanding coffee.

This coffee is a single farm lot sourced from Bette Buna’s farm in the Megadu woreda of Ethiopia’s Guji zone. The farm covers 220 hectares of land, and is divided into plots of semi-forest and wild forest with coffee planted throughout. Employees at the farm are a mixture of full-time and seasonal employees totaling 850 people who are responsible for harvesting, sorting, and processing each lot. In addition to providing a living wage for the employees, Bette Buna also provides weekly transportation to the relatively remote farm, housing, meals, and satellite education for employee’s children who travel with their parents to the farm during the busy season.

This coffee underwent Natural processing. Ripe coffee cherries were hand picked from the farm’s semi-forest plots before being placed onto raised drying beds. The cherries were dried 3–5 weeks, spending half of the time in full sun exposure and half of the time shaded. After the coffee reached its ideal humidity the dried cherries were rested in sealed GrainPro bags before finally being milled, sorted, and packaged for export at Bette Buna’s dry mill near Addis Ababa.