Country: EthiopiaRegion: GujiVarietal: Mixed HeirloomFarmers: Mixed Small FarmersProcess: NaturalAltitude: 1950 - 2200 MGrade: 1Certification: Direct TradeCupping Notes: Black Cherry, Coconut Cream, Peach, Strawberry, Vanilla ColaRecommended roast:
City to Full City
Good For: Pour Over, Auto-Drip, Full Immersion
Description: This region is located inside Guji Zone of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. Coffee farmers in Guji are small-scale landholders, but often have larger acres of land comparing to other coffee growers in the country. Farmers in this area have coffee trees at elevations ranging from 1,950-2200 meters above sea level. Farmers speak mainly Afaan Oromo and Amharic languages.
This one comes to us from the DT&Family washing station operated by the Wonberta milling and exporting group. They oversee 4 washing stations in the area, implementing high standards for processing. Roughly 950 producers deliver to this station and they process both washed and natural lots. Fermentation and drying times vary depending on weather conditions, and the coffee is tended to every couple of hours to ensure coffees don't over-ferment at any point.
Fermentation times at DT&Family can be 36-72 hours, and drying is done on raised beds, and generally 4-6 weeks long. The coffee was then sorted by screen size (size of the bean, measured in 64th of an inch), and sorted to screen sizes 14-16.
Wonberta has grown their operation so that they have their hand in the quality of the coffee at every step after cherries have been delivered to their washing station. Owning/operating processing stations in remote regions for quick processing, trucks for the bumpy +10 hour drive to the capital, and warehouses in Addis Ababa to hold coffees awaiting export.
It's a miracle that coffee from this region finds it's way to our warehouse, not to mention how good it is, and we have lots of people to thank for that. Enjoy this one, and we'll send those thanks back on up the chain 🙌