Ato Tsegaye built his first washing station in the Kercha woreda of Guji over 15 years ago and consistently produces top quality. Since that time he has gained a wealth of experience and continues to refine processes and build capacity. An additional two washing stations and multiple sites dedicated to producing stunning naturals dried on raised beds have been built in recent years. The locations are prime and among the highest elevation areas of cultivation in Ethiopia. The areas of production include Guji – Kercha, Birbisa Kojowa, Hambela, and Yirgacheffe – Gedeb.
Station managers are experienced and focused on procuring ripe cherry and processing to high standards and this year in partnership with our supplier (MTC) they have now started working on kebele (village) level separations of cherry for smaller lots and increased opportunities for distinguishing exceptional coffees through batching and quality control. Ato Tsegaye owns and operates a dry mill in Addis Ababa which provides him with full control through export and consults extensively with our cupper to ensure quality.
This particular lot is from the kebele of Gorgora and raised bed natural processed at the Ketuma site.
Guji refers to an administrative zone that borders the Gedeo Zone (where Yirgacheffe is located). Kercha is the district were this coffee is grown and produced. Guji has unique and delicious characteristics as compared to its popular neighbour.