- October - January
Ethiopia Guji G2 Organic Allono Washing Station Natural 2021
About the Coffee
When the soil is rich with a blanket of natural humus along the forest floor, coffee trees don’t need much to thrive and grow. This Organic Guji G2 from the Allona Washing Station was grown organically across a large farm and multiple small outgrowers in the East Guji Zone at 2,000-2,150masl, where around 18,000 tons of coffee are produced each year.
The Allona Washing Station sits at the center of a newly built road network that connects marketplaces, schools, and residential communities. Cherries delivered to Allona are de-pulped and washed on the same day, and the pulped beans are graded for the first time by weight. After fermentation, once the mucilage has been rinsed off, the coffee is graded again and sorted by density.
The coffee is carefully monitored and sorted throughout the drying stage to ensure uniform drying. The African drying beds are covered at midday to protect the coffee from peak sunshine and again at night to prevent dew moisture from seeping in. The attentiveness of the women involved in processing procedures ensures the coffee scores highly at the Allona Washing Station.
The Guji region came into the spotlight in the early 2000s when it was discovered that coffee from Guji exhibited unique and distinctive characters that set it apart from its Yirgacheffe and Sidamo neighbors. The landscape is semi-forest, and the coffee trees benefit from the natural canopy and the decomposing foliage debris. The variety of microclimates within Guji alone encourages the development of diverse flavor profiles that present beautifully as both filter and espresso coffee.
Region Guji Zone, Oromia
Allona Washing Station, Guji Highland Coffee, Various Smallholders
Heirloom Varietals, 74110 and 74112
October - January