Biftu Gudina - Ethiopia

€ 15.50

CUP SCORE 91.50 (scaa cup protocol)

Lilac / Bergamot / Honey / Peach  / Lime / Black tea

suggested for espresso and filter

 

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Technical detail

Several small farmers       Ethiopia          
Producer             Country
 
       Jimma                     2000 mt
 Region/Terroir          Elevation   

 

                Wet         1274 and heirlooms
Pulping process       Cultivar    

 

    December 15              June 16   
     Picked in              Landed in

 

          3000 kg             GrainPro bags 
     Lot size                Arrived in
                                     Self-made
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on

 

 THE STORY BEHIND

Derived from Amharic language, Biftu Gudina means “ray of development.” The cooperative was established in 2012, and is located in the Agaro – Goma woreda (district) 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 green and lush.

The coffee at Biftu Gudina is processed using the washed method. At the washing station, cherries are sorted by hand for unripe and over-ripe fruit prior to entering the hopper that feeds the Penagos eco-pulper. Afterwards the beans are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. Waste water treatment relies on a natural form of filtration through a vetiver grass plot before it goes into the pits and finally the ground. The beans are then sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised African 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. This producer has become famous in speciality 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!

An interesting feature of this coffee is its varietal. This coffee is mainly an improved native varietal called 1274, but also a mix of Ethiopian Heirloom. Ethiopia, being an “origin of all origins”, has hundreds of heirloom varietals.

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