Guji Shaakkiso Tima Natural
For this particular coffee, 23 smallholder individual farmers have contributed to the lot; typically growing coffee in conjunction with raising livestock. Producers in this region face challenges, with a lack of clean water and poor soil conservation. To ameliorate these threats, producers are beginning to work together and educate each other on different methods to conserve water and promote soil health.
To improve the biodiversity and climate of the area – indigenous trees are being planted in this region. This also helps create a microclimate for the coffee and provide nutrients to the soil. Shoondhisa, where Tima is located, is also the name of an indigenous tree located in this rich and biodiverse region.
Soil health has gradually been improving thanks to the efforts from the producers with the application of manure and coffee husks to the top layer of soil. This healthy base allows for a nutritious source of minerals for coffee trees to produce high-quality cherries.
Once harvest season comes around, producers will handpick the cherries and deliver them to the washing station. The cherries are then sorted prior to drying to remove any under and overripe cherries. The coffee is spread onto tables no more than 2.4cm in thickness to prevent mould growth. Additionally, the coffee is moved at least 6 times per day to prevent similar outcomes. During the evenings and when it rains – the coffee is covered to protect from any harm. The drying process typically takes anywhere from 21-28 days.
Once dried, the coffee is loaded and transferred to the dry mill, located 7-10km away. Upon arrival, the coffee is hulled, rested, and bagged prior to export.
Region: Shaakkiso, Guji, Ethiopia
Variety: Local Landraces & JARC74
Altitude: 2,000 - 2,178 M.A.S.L
This coffee is roasted for filter; and is recommended for brewing using the V60, Kalita, Mugen or other drip coffee makers.
This coffee is roasted for espresso, and is recommended for use with coffee machines. Enjoy it on its own, or with milk to taste!
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