Ethiopia Guji Baku Natural
Varietal: Heirloom Blend
Region: Kebele S, Shakiso, Guji Region
Harvest: July 23
The Cappuccino Kid says...
"Guji Buku showcases delightful, fruity flavors that are rich and succulent, featuring hints of ripe red raspberry, a medley of berry juices, the filling of a blueberry pie, and an aromatic touch of a unique herbal notes that elevates the complexity of the beverage to its pinnacle."
Imperfect coffee cherries are sorted from delivery to drying. Farmers hand-sort for defects upon arrival and remove under ripe cherries through floatation. In the drying process, whole cherries are placed on raised beds for 2-3 weeks, with workers turning and removing undesirables.
This Coffee is from several smallholder farmers in Kebele Buku Sayisa region in the Guji Zone, it’s sourced from hundreds of farms with 100 trees or less. The Guji Oromo people have a rich coffee farming tradition. These southern coffees offer unique fruity, bright, and aromatic flavors. Ismael Hassen, known for Kayon Mountain coffee, manages the station, and ensures a high-quality Ethiopian coffee consistently.
About Ethiopian Heirlooms Varietals
Ethiopia is the birthplace of all coffee and accounts for 10% of the country’s GDP. Ethiopia contains more coffee biodiversity than any other producing region with over 100 different and unique varietals now confirmed. Some estimates put the number of regional landraces in Ethiopia at over 10,000 varieties, many of which have not been individually cataloged. Also, coffee growers use hybrid varieties developed by JARC (Jimma Agricultural Research Centre). These varieties are more resistant to pests and often provide higher yields.
Unlike other producing countries however it is almost impossible to source single varietal coffee lots. In Ethiopia all lots, no matter which one of the indigenous varieties they are, are mixed together and graded based on quality under the watchful control of the ECX. As a result almost all Ethiopian coffees are blends of the many Ethiopian varieties, and referred to as 'Ethiopian Landrace' or "heirloom varietals"