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Ethiopia l Shakisso l Guji I Grade 1 l Natural

Region:  Guji

Producers: Sewana Washing Station

Processing: Natural

Dry Method: African Bed 10-21 days

Grade: Grade 1

Variety: Heirloom

Altitude: 1,950 MASL

Crop year: 2021 

Score: 90


On Filter: Red Peach, Berries, Longan Sweetness, Super Juicy

On Espresso: Nectarine, Floral (This coffee only has Espresso roast, it will be roast light to retain the acidity)

This Guji coffee was chosen among the other 5 Ethiopians coffee, due to the value of the coffee, the multi-layer taste notes, the pleasant sweet lingering and aftertaste. This coffee will replace Idido Yirg (low stock). If you have been drinking Idido Yirg, this coffee experience is equally good. It takes 4-5 days for the flavor to peak. Perfect for cold or hot brew.

Shakiso is a woreda, or district, in the Guji Zone of the Oromia region. The Shakiso Wako Organic coffee comes from the Tade GG farm and is processed at the Sewana washing station in the kebele, or village, of that name. As an organic coffee, the Shakiso coffee was grown without the use of any herbicides, pesticides, or other agrochemicals. The washing station assigns each lot an ID code to maintain traceability. This lot was grown between 1870 and 2000 meters above sea level.

The coffee varieties in this lot, heirloom locally selected sub variety 74110 and 74112, are common in the Guji zone. They were developed in the 1970’s at the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) for resistance to the coffee berry disease. These two varieties begin with “74” to indicate their cataloging and selection in 1974.

Variety 74110 was selected from an original “mother tree” in the Bishari village, Metu Province, Illuababora zone, Oromia region. After researching its resistance to coffee berry disease and overall yield, JARC released the variety in 1979. 74110 trees are short and compact, with small leaves, cherries, and beans.

Variety 74112 also originates in the Metu-Bishari forest and was similarly released in 1979 for its disease resistance and yield potential. Its trees, too, are small and compact.