Guji, Ethiopia


by Smallholder farmers
Tastes: Floral, black tea, lemon oil, licorice
Variety: Indigenous Heirloom
Processing: Fully washed & dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1,800-1,900m
Region: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Importer: WestCoast Coffee Traders



The area is rich in history, and rich in coffee. Producers bring their ripe harvest 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 two weeks on raised beds. The people of the Guji region take pride in the high quality of this sweet, clean coffee.