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Ethiopia Guji Haro Danse Natural

Origin Ethiopia /

Region Guji /

Altitude 1900 - 2300 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Mixed Heirloom Varieties /

Product Code 5569

About Ethiopia Guji Haro Danse Natural

Ato Tsegaye built his first washing station in the Kercha woreda of Guji over 15 years ago and consistently produces top quality. Since that time he has gained a wealth of experience and continues to refine processes and build capacity. An additional two washing stations and multiple sites dedicated to producing stunning naturals dried on raised beds have been built in recent years. The locations are prime and among the highest elevation areas of cultivation in Ethiopia. The areas of production include Guji -Kercha, Birbisa Kojowa, Hambela, and Yirgacheffe - Gedeb. Station managers are experienced and focused on procuring ripe cherry and processing to high standards and this year in partnership with MTC we have now started working on kebele (village) level separations of cherry for smaller lots and increased opportunities for distinguishing exceptional coffees through batching and quality control. Ato Tsegaye owns and operates a dry mill in Addis Ababa which provides him with full control through export and consults extensively with our cuppers to ensure quality. This particular lot is from the Haro Danse village of Kercha and raised bed natural processed at the Ketuma site.

About Guji

The coffee growing region of Guji once was included in the Sidama designation, but in the year 2015 was recognized and separated as a distinct zone by the ECX. The merit for this new classification lies in the unique high quality of coffees from Guji, which include the woreda of Oddo Shakiso, Addola Redi, Uraga, Kercha, and Bule Hora.
Larger private farms are becoming more commonplace in Shakiso, which also happens to be a hotbed of mining for precious metals.

Many of MTC’s longest standing relationships are in Guji.