SINGLE ORIGIN: Ethiopian (washed) Biftu Gudina - organic

Agaro, Jimma Zone, Western Ethiopia
Altitude 1910 masl
Varietal Heirloom
Process Washed (organic)
Owner Biftu Gudina Cooperative
expect classic ethiopian florals with lemon, honey and Parma violets!

Biftu Gudina - ray of development 
The cooperative was established in 2012, and is located at Agaro in the woreda (district) of Goma, within the Jimma zone. There are about 150 smallholders in total. Located near Jimma town, the co-op benefits from high altitude and rich fertile soils. The surrounding area is lush & green.

The coffee at Biftu Gudina is processed using the washed method. At the washing station, cherries are sorted by hand for damaged, unripe and over-ripe fruit prior to entering the hopper that feeds the pulper. Afterwards the beans are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. The beans are then sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised drying beds and carefully hand sorted again.

Biftu Gudina has a strong leadership and chairman who together with Technoserve (an NGO that supports farmers in setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures) established the cooperative. Since Biftu Gudina was established it has become famous in specialty coffee circles thanks to its incredibly complex and luscious flavour and consequently it now commands prices that farmers could only have dreamt of in the past - as much as four times more.