This organic green coffee comes to us from the Guji zone, a region that stepped into the spotlight for its unique and distinctive coffee characteristics that set it apart from its neighbors, Yirgacheffe and Sidamo. Since the 10th century, coffee has played a role in the culture of the Oromo people of the Guji region. Centuries later, coffee is still farmed with the same traditional growing methods in the fertile forest soil.
Ripe, red coffee cherries were hand-picked across 450 smallholder farms and delivered to the Dambi Uddo Station, where they were floated in water first to remove underweight and damaged cherries. After cleaning, the cherries were spread across raised beds in a single layer for drying, where they were turned regularly until they reached the target moisture level. Natural dry processing is the norm in Ethiopia and gives rise to delicious flavors like the strawberry, dried fruit, rose, and green tea notes featured in this lot.