strawberry, peach, honey
In Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Guji is a southern zone, snug up against Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, which are across the border in the SNNPR (the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region).
This coffee comes via Sibu Coffee, a family-owned business that was established in 2014 though the family has more than 20 years of experience in coffee working in domestic supply to the central auction.
Today, Sibu owns three washing stations—two in Karcha Guracho and one in the village of Hambala Damedabaye—and works directly with farmers on a number of agricultural practices. Focused on improving cup quality and crop sustainability, these practices include seed selection, planting specifics and harvest and post-harvest management. They also provide nursery and farm support.
Sibu Coffee both owns its own farm and works with approximately 3,000 farmers in the area; 300 farmers contributed to this coffee.
While the coffee is not certified organic, no chemical fertilizers are applied to the Guji coffee, making it what Sibu calls “organic by default.”
Country/Region: Ethiopia / Guji
Farmer: 300 local, contributing farmers
Cultivar: Typica Heirloom
Altidue: 1900+ masl