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Origin Information

Grower
850 coffee producers organized around Testi Trading PLC
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1800 – 1950 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Guji 1 Natural 30 KG GrainProis sourced from family-owned farms organized around Testi Trading PLC, a coffee mill located in the town of Danbi Uddo near the town of Shakiso whithin the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Testi Trading coffee mill station where the cherries are sorted an immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 18 to 21 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.