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New green offerings ethiopia biftu gudina

August 14, 2015
Category: in Ethiopia Arrivals Archive
World class coffee from Ethiopia's Agaro Region
Biftu Gudina Cooperative operates in a remote pocket of the Agaro Region in Western Ethiopia.  There are no all-season roads, so as recently as 2012 farmers would walk their cherries over 5 miles to the nearest town, Beshesha.  On the way, cherry would bruise, break and over-ferment resulting in poor prices.  When the Coop was founded in '12 it immediately built a wet-mill and constructed a gravel road connecting the mill to Beshesha - with assistance from Technoserve. 

Today 155 members within a 2.5 mile radius deliver cherry to their own washing station.  Meticulous processing leads to a floral, bright, honeyed cup that shines as an example of world-class coffee from Ethiopia’s western frontier. Perhaps it is appropriate that Biftu in the Oromo language means ‘morning sun’ and Gudina means ‘growth/development’. Whether we are talking about the cup or the community we would agree that "bright development" comes to mind. 

Elevation: 5,900 - 6,100 ft   
Harvest Cycle: Nov - Feb
No. Farmers: 155
Total Produced: +/- 600 Bags
Lot Separation: n/a
Varietals: Heirloom varietals
Washing Method:  Fully Washed
Drying Method: Dried 10-14 days on raised beds

SCAA 88.25 
Aroma: Cardamom, dark fruit, citrus
Cup: Honey, apricot, tangerine, crisp acidity with background berries.  Complex, delicate, focused, light body.

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