Variety: Heirloom Types
Altitude: 2100-2300 m.a.s.l
Producer: Small Farm-holders
Notes:Blackberry, Honey Mead, Pomegranate
The coffee comes from small holder coffee farmers in Kebele (town) Buku Sayisa, Guji Zone, a region of extreme altitude that ranges from 2100 to 2300 meters above sea level. These lots are made up of coffee from several hundred different farmers, most with only a couple hundred coffee trees or less. The people in this region are known as Guji Oromo, and coffee farming has been a core part of the culture in the highland areas for many years. It's a distinct coffee from Yirga Cheffe, and Sidamo. Geographically, culturally, and in terms of cup flavors, these southern coffees have a different flavor profile while maintaining the same general characteristics; citrus and floral accents, a lively cup character. Like most of the country, the farms are planted in regionally distinct local strains of coffees that have spread from the wild forest plants of western Ethiopia, to Harar in the East and to the southern districts like Guji. This particular lot was dry-processed, meaning that the whole coffee cherry is laid to dry with the bean still inside. This type of processing is the oldest, and takes upwards of 3 weeks to full dry the coffee beans inside the fleshy fruit. This type of process has a big impact on cup flavor and results in fruity profiles, big body, and often a more rounded acidity. Naturals can be quite rustic, but operations like that in Buku Sayisa take extra care in separating out the ripe fruit from the rest, and removing physical defects along the way. The result is a relatively refined flavor profile, which is still quite vibrant and floral.
"A tartly and cleanly fruit-toned natural-processed Ethiopia cup with rich nut and chocolate complications." - Coffee Review
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Note: To ensure the highest quality, all coffee is roasted to order. This can take 24 - 72 hours after the order has been received and according to the roasting schedule. You will be notified through email when the order has shipped or is ready for local pickup.