Guji // Ethiopia

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Guji // Ethiopia

14.00

Sidama – Guji // Ethiopia

Fully washed heirloom varietals // 1800 - 2000 masl

Reminds us of -- fresh jasmine & sweet biscuit malt

280 grams (10oz -ish)

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The road southeast out of Addis Ababa leads straight to coffee country in the heart of the Sidama Guji region. Thousands of smallholder farmers live in this area, growing coffee at high altitudes where the Rift Valley meets the Bale Mountains. Farms range in size from 1 to 20 hectares, and banana and mango trees grow alongside coffee trees, imparting their fruity flavors into the soil. For hundreds of years, people here have governed by the Gadaa system, an indigenous democratic process of electing a leader and local representatives.

The area is rich in history – and rich in coffee. Producers bring their ripe harvests to central washing stations, where the cherries are pulped and washed with mountain spring water the same day. The pulped coffee goes into a fermentation tank for 72 hours, then is washed, spread, and sun-dried for up to 2 weeks on raised beds. The people of the Guji region take pride in the high quality of this sweet, clean coffee. 

*from our friends at Keffa