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Hambela Guji | Single Origin

Hambela Guji | Single Origin

Regular price $22.00
Regular price Sale price $22.00
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Grind style
Size

Blueberry, Milk Chocolate, Silky

Origin | Guji, Ethiopia

Variety | Kurume, Dega, Wolisho

Process | Natural

Elevation | 2050 masl

Producer | Smallholder Producers

Roast | Light


This is that classic Ethiopian coffee, that has been a gateway to specialty coffee for many, throughout the ages. With intense dark berry flavors, most notably blueberry, this is the profile that so many have fallen in love with. The first thing we taste is intense blueberries. Creamy milk chocolate comes through as the coffee cools, with a silky body throughout. Grown in the Deri Kidame subdivision, of the Hambela District, in the famous Guji growing zone, this lot of coffee underwent natural processing at the Deri Kidame washing station, where coffee cherries are sorted to remove less dense fruit prior to processing. The cherries are then moved to raised beds where they are dried for approximately 18 days. 


The Deri Kidame washing station is named for the Deri Kidame kebele, or town, where it is located in the Wamena district of Ethiopia’s Guji zone. The area has fertile red brown soil and Cordia Africana and Acacia Ensete ventricosum trees for shade, benefiting the coffee plants grown by the many smallholder farmers who contribute cherries to the washing station. Coffee farms in the area range 2000–2100 meters above sea level in elevation. The washing station is outfitted with 10 fermentation tanks and 181 raised drying beds which are assigned individual codes, allowing for improved traceability and a higher level of control and tracking throughout the drying process.


This lot of coffee underwent Natural processing at the Deri Kidame washing station. Coffee cherries are sorted to remove less dense fruit prior to processing. The cherries are then moved to raised beds where they are dried for approximately 18 days.


Coffee is prepared for export at Tracon Trading’s coffee cleaning and storage plant on 30,000 sq meters of land in Addis Ababa. The plant is equipped with modern Pinhalense coffee processing machines and a Buhler Z+ color sorter. The machine has the capacity of processing six tons per hour. Beans pass through a final hand sort on conveyor belts. The plant’s six storage silos have a capacity of roughly 15,000 metric tons. The warehouses are clean, with ample lighting and ventilation, which are ideal for maintaining the quality of the coffee.


As the coffee industry continues to grow in Ethiopia, the country’s historic growing areas don’t always match up with the current-day maps defining Ethiopia’s geography. Our goal is to provide the clearest and most accurate information about the coffees that we offer, and we’re proud to provide the most specific location information we have for these coffees.

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