Ethiopia Guji is a favourite for many and a classic in our assortment. This year's coffee is as tasty as ever, with flavours of blueberry, strawberry and cherry. The coffee is suitable in many situations with its clear character that is easy to recognise, even for beginners in specialty coffee.
Ethiopia Guji is a natural processed coffee which adds much to its character. The coffee cherries are dried with the peel and pulp left around the bean. The dried pulp is then removed after drying. During drying, the coffee cherry begins to ferment with natural bacteria from the air but also from the coffee cherry. The process requires a great deal of knowledge and skill to create a clean and balanced coffee, free of defects. It is also an environmentally friendly method, since very little water is needed.
Abder Keder and his family comes from the town of Shakiso, located in the Guji Zone in southern Ethiopia. In 2008, Keder decided to purchase a washing station, driven by his belief in contributing to better coffee quality. He believed that the most effective way to achieve this goal was to operate his own washing station, giving him complete control over the entire process. Situated at an elevation of approximately 2100 meters, the Shakiso washing station benefits from fertile soils and good access to clean water.
For a long time, coffee from Guji was marketed under the name ‘Sidamo’, which represents a larger region. However, the special characteristics and history of the Guji area ultimately led to the branding of Guji coffee under its own name starting in 2002! Since then, this region has become synonymous with top-tier coffee quality and rightfully earned its place among the world's finest coffees.
Origin: Guji, Ethiopia
Producer: Abder Keder, Shakiso washing station
Farm: Several small-scale farmers
Altitude: 1900 m
Variety: Ethiopian Landrace
Coffee process: Natural
Flavours: Blueberry, strawberry, cherry