Ethiopia Guji Shakiso
Region: Shakiso, Guji. The farm is located in Shakiso in the Guji zone about 200 miles from the Kenyan border. The Guji zone is located in the Southern portion of Sidamo, and is named after the Oromo people; a tribe with a long, proud history in coffee production. Coffees from Guji were previously classified as ‘Sidamo’ (a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central-south Ethopia), however more recently they have been separated from this classification and recognized for their unique and distinctive cup profiles.
Producer: Haile Gebre, Mordecofe. Haile Gebre owns and operates two farms and a washing station under the Mordecofe name, which is short for ‘Mora Mora River Valley Development Coffee’.
Process: Fully Washed and Sun dried
Roast Level: Medium
Certifications: Although not certified, this coffee was grown organically. Through Mordecofe, Haile and his family work with 300 small-holders to produce high quality, organic coffee. Mordecofe works with these producers to help them increase quality and to face the challenges of coffee farming. In particular he is concerned with the ecosystem, lack of farming education, and limited access to sustainability initiatives.
Flavors: . Medium-bodied with tropical fruit acidity, green tea body and a floral aroma. Complex cup of coffee. Compared to a washed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
Cupping Notes: 1/2021: The bright acidity and floral aroma were noticeable in this coffee. As with many other Ethiopian coffees, this does not have a cocoa body but more tea-like. Comparable to a washed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
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