Guji Grade 1

Guji is a zone in the Oromia region in the south of Ethiopia. Just like the rest of the coffee growing zones of Ethiopia, Guji lies at high altitude and has rich volcanic soils. Coffee production takes place on smallholder farms at an elevation of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level.

After being picked by hand, coffee is de-pulped and fermented underwater for up to 48 hours. It is then sundried on raised beds for up to three weeks. During and after the drying process, sorting of the ideal beans is continued by skillful workers. These additional measures taken in sorting make a big difference in the final cup quality. Grade 1 lots, such as this one, are the highest grade and are in very limited supply.

This is a delicate coffee, with plenty peach and tropical fruit-like notes which are complemented by lots of sugar cane sweetness.

Location:  Guji, Sidama Region
Producer: Various smallholders
Varietal: Indigenous heirloom
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 2,000 - 2,200 m.