Ethiopia Guji Tabe Burka Espresso Coffee

$ 19.00$ 50.00

Florals, blueberry, plum, sweet & syrupy with chocolaty body.

Producer: Tadesse Edema
Variety: Heirloom Varieties
Process: Natural, Sun Dried on Raised Beds
Altitude: 1,900 – 2,300 masl


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The coffee growing region of Guji once was included in the Sidama designation, but in the year 2015 was recognized and separated as a distinct zone by the ECX. The merit for this new classification lies in the unique high quality of coffees from Guji, which include the woreda of Oddo Shakiso, Addola Redi, Uraga, Kercha, and Bule Hora.

Larger private farms are becoming more commonplace in Shakiso, which also happens to be a hotbed of mining for precious metals.

The Guji region enjoys ideal coffee growing conditions. Its volcanic soil is bursting with nutrients, creating deep red and brown top-layer of soil. The regions’ high altitude, bi-modal rainfall pattern and dry weather allow for the cherries to develop slowly.

During our extensive evaluation of this year’s Guji crop, the Uraga woreda consistently produced some of our highest scoring lots, within the context of an already exceptional harvest. Nestled between Shakiso and Hambela, Uraga has been increasingly gaining a reputation for some of the most distinct coffees of Ethiopia.

A native of Guji, Tadesse Edema is a pioneer among producers in Uraga and was one of the first to build a washing station in the region. His Tabe washing station was constructed over 12 years ago, paving the way for Oromia Union to enter and construct their well known Layo Teraga Cooperative WS. Seven years ago Tome washing station was completed on the other side of the ridge, facing the river that divides Hambela from Uraga. Tadesse is a community leader and has built schools and roads in the region. In addition to washing stations, he owns two farms – one in Shakiso and another in Anasora.

During the ten years of ECX restriction, Tadesse had little choice but to deliver his lots to the regional warehouse where traceability was obscured though these deliveries no doubt pleased the buyers of his G1 Guji. This year, with new regulations allowing transparency through the supply chain, Tadesse is finally able to deliver his world-class coffees directly to our supplier MTC.