Ethiopia Guji Gigesa
Our favorite origin of all time ran out a few months ago and we've been patiently waiting for our new season to arrive. When it landed we threw a party. When we roasted it we threw another party and now that we can offer it to you we want to bring the party to you! Everything you want and hope for in that berry, winey chocolatey cup is here in abundance.
Berry, Jam, Cacao, Winey
Importer Farm Information:
There are around 850 smallholder farmers who tender cherry to the Gigesa Washing Station in Shakisso, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, which borders Sidama to the southeast. The average farm size is 2.5 hectares, with corn, grains, and false banana typically growing alongside the coffee, as well as Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees for shade. The wet mill uses clean river water to process its washed coffee, which are fermented underwater in tanks for 48 hours before being washed clean of its mucilage and dried on raised beds. The farms range in elevation from 1800–1950 meters above sea level, and temperatures are moderate, reaching up to around 77° Fahrenheit during the day, and cooling to around 60° Fahrenheit at night.
Region: Mathioya, Muranga
Farm: Various smallholder members of the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Altitude: 1800-1950 masl
Processing Method: Natural