Tasting Notes: Juicy strawberry, pear, & watermelon
Region: Oromia, East Guji
District: Odo Shakiso Woreda
Recipes: Espresso: 1:2.5 | Filter: 1:17
Guji Highland is a coffee plantation located in the Shakiso District of Ethiopia’s Guji Zone. In addition to producing its own coffees, Guji Highland processes and exports coffee from nearby smallholder farmers, as is typical of centralized washing stations in Ethiopia. This Hiddi lot comes from local smallholder farmers who have gained market access via this method.
Guji Highland are experts in natural coffee processing, and the evidence is in the beautifully balanced yet striking cup profiles they produce. After ripe red cherries are delivered by the farmers, Guji Highland processing specialists place the coffee on raised beds three feet above the ground. As the cherries dry, they are hand-turned and sorted to ensure even drying and prevent mildew from growing. During the night, the cherries are covered to protect them from the elements and cold temperatures.
As an organic operation, Guji and its partner farmers rely on the incredibly rich soils of the Guji region and shade of indigenous shade trees to cultivate their thriving coffee plants. Preserving the natural environment through their coffee production practices is an essential part of their operation.
Roasting days: Proud Mary roast Monday-Friday during normal business hours. To ensure freshness of coffee, best to order early in the week as postal services and couriers do not operate on weekends.
Orders: placed by 8.30am PST will be roasted and dispatched the same day. If you are ordering on a Friday, and order after 8.30am then your coffee will be roasted the following business day - Monday.