Epic. Seasonal. Crafted.
This coffee grows in Oromia, one of Ethiopia’s largest regions. The farm & wet mill is located in the Guji zone, the southern part of Oromia that borders on the Sidama and Gedeo zones. The farm started to produce organic coffees in 2001 and works closely together with medium-sized out-growers who are specialized in this highland forest coffee.
Unusually for east Africa, the mill and an area around form a private farm that also buys cherry from local producers. The current management stepped in five years ago to and alongside our partners co-monitor operations and logistics. Our partners in the region have helped build a cupping lab and help produce one on the best & most consistent coffees to come out of Ethiopia.
The enterprise has 640 hectares with its own nursery sites to grow coffee seedlings. There are currently twelve permanent qualified members of staff with more than ten years practical experience in coffee production, processing, clearing and marketing. In addition to the permanent staff, three highly qualified consultants and temporary workers. During harvest, there are more than 300 coffee pickers harvesting coffee. About 150 of them supply coffee individually to the wet mill.
There are many gold mines in the area, so the coffee fields are literally full of holes where people have been digging for gold. This makes walking between the coffee trees risky! This is a prized and sought after coffee
Floral and sweetly perfumed. Bright, crisp, lime and lemon (in that order) citric acidity, honeyed sweetness and unusually full bodied for a coffee of this type.
Producer: Haile Gebre & local small holders
Location: Guracho, Guji, Sidamo
Varietal: Mixed Heirloom