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Ethiopia Guji Birhanu Mulatu Grade 1 Washed

Supplier Lalisaa Project /

Altitude 1 682 masl /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Mixed Heirloom /

Product Code 6724

About Ethiopia Guji Birhanu Mulatu Grade 1 Washed

This coffee comes from the Aladdo Washing Station, which is tucked behind the hills of Anfrara, a small town outside of Adola.  Despite it being the smallest station we have partnered with, it has produced some great coffee. Its owner, Birhanu Mulatu, has been working in the sector for the last 12 years.  Always quick with a joke, he makes our visits entertaining but also has a passion for coffee, wanting to produce only the best.

Our selection from this site is sourced from eight farmer groups, representing 278 households and 383 hectares of coffee land.  This coffee cups clean, and bright with good body. Spicy sweet flavours and a kick of lemon like acidity take it to another level.

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.