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Ethiopia, Guji Shakiso Chamola Grade 1 Washed

Origin Ethiopia /

Supplier Lalisaa Project /

Altitude 1693 /

Crop Year 2019 /

Product Code 6729

About Ethiopia, Guji Shakiso Chamola Grade 1 Washed

Found above the Chamola River, southwest of Shakiso, this is one of Hassan Ware’s two sites that we are currently working with. Our largest partner, Hassan has been working with coffee for over 10 years and during this time he has developed a keen eye for quality and a competitive spirit to be the best in the region.

This coffee is from Chamola Washing Station. A large station, the Chamola Washing Station can process well over 1.5 million Kilograms of coffee cherry annually. Here we are working with 5 farmer groups representing 92 households in the surrounding highlands and a total 341 Hectares of coffee land. Big, bold beans bursting with sweet, spicy and nutty flavours this coffee is sure to be a favourite among our selection.

About Lalisaa Project

Lalisaa is a term used to describe something that is flourishing and growing. Historically, a majority of Ethiopia’s coffee producers have not been able to enjoy a direct relationship with the buyer of their coffee. This lack of transparency and equitable trade structure left most farmers with no incentive or know how to develop their crop, despite having the world’s most diverse and distinct coffee.

Due to recent changes in regulation, even the little guys can directly export their coffee to foreign markets and with Ethiopia’s staggering levels of varietal diversity, we believe that new amazing coffees are just waiting to be discovered. We have partnered with several washing stations and farmers to create truly transparent and sustainable supply chains. Sucafina Ethiopia provide training on agronomy best practices and help organize farmers into groups to wean them off the need of intermediaries in the field so they can deliver directly to the washing or drying stations. In addition to the farmer training we provide training at the washing and drying stations to ensure the farmers’ hard work is processed perfectly.

We have launched a pilot of the Lalisaa Project near Shakiso, Guji, where we have partnered with six coffee mills. This region receives ample rainfall and is marked by steep mountainous terrain. Perfect conditions to support the vast array of coffee found here. Only recently have Guji coffees been distinguished from neighbouring Sidamo and Yirgacheffe producing areas. Due to their immense quality and unique profiles however, they are quickly gaining international recognition.