Biftu Gudina, ETHIOPIA — Filter Roast

  • Product Info

    FARM: Biftu Gudina Lot#7
    TYPE: Mixed Heirloom Varietals

    Tasting Notes: Sticky Peach and apricot with blackberry acidity and sweet, complex honey finish

    About The Coffee

    Derived from Amharic language, Biftu Gudina means "ray of development." The cooperative was established in

    2012, and is located in the Agaro - Goma woreda (district) within the Jimma zone. There are about 150 smallholders

    in total. Located near Jimma town, the co-op benefits from high altitude and rich fertile soils. The surrounding area

    is green and lush.The coffee at Biftu Gudina is processed using the washed method. At the washing station,

    cherries are sorted by hand for unripe and over-ripe fruit prior to entering the hopper that feeds the Penagos

    eco-pulper. Afterwards the beans are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. Waste water treatment

    relies on a natural form of filtration through a vetiver grass plot before it goes into the pits and finally the ground. The

    beans are then sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised African drying beds and carefully hand sorted again.Biftu

    Gudina has a strong leadership and chairman who together with Technoserve (an NGO that supports farmers in

    setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures) established the cooperative. Initial funding came from

    Falcon Coffees. Since Biftu Gudina was established it has become famous in specialty coffee circles thanks to its

    incredibly complex and luscious flavour and consequently it now commands prices that farmers could only have

    dreamt of in the past - as much as four times more.Always one of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals of the

    season.Simply put: A classic.