The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is arguably the most challenging place to purchase coffee from. Coffee is not only an important export commodity but Ethiopian locals are also large consumers of coffee, making for dynamic and competitive local marketplaces.
Ethiopian coffees notoriously change the perceptions of coffee drinkers about what coffee can taste like. Known for extremely unique and exotic flavor profiles, which is no doubt due to the natural processing and the amazing genetic varieties the 'birthplace of coffee' boasts. In fact, the vast majority of native coffee varieties here have yet to even be categorize.
Guji Highlands is an organization/co-op that cultivates coffee, purchases cherries from other farmers, and processes the coffee in various washing stations around the region. Additionally, they provide financing for their farmers, and assists with technical and agricultural advice. All of their farms, and the farms where they source their cherries, are forest farms. The land is leased from the government for 40 years and it is strictly forbidden to cut trees or kill wild animals. This certified organic coffee boast notes of chocolate, white peach and berries with a sweet and medium body and a clean finish.
Farm: Guji Highlands Organization
Altitude: 1900-2000 Meters
Production Method: Natural