GROWER: Smallholder farmers organised around Girma Edema | Guji Coffee Export PLC
VARIETY: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
REGION: Sidama Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region,
HARVEST: October- December
PROCESS: Fully washed
CUP NOTES: Caramel, stone fruit, ground ginger
This coffee is sourced from the Guji Coffee Export PLC, which is owned and operated by Girma Edema who has more than 20 years of experience exporting coffee. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to Girma’s coffee washing station where the cherries are carefully hand sorted to remove under ripe and damaged beans before depulping, fermenting and washing the coffee. Coffee is immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Coffee is turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. It is stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent.Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export. Girma’s full control of the processing up to the final export stage, results in an exceptionally clean and sweet cup profile.