Guji is one of the most exciting in all of Ethiopia, with very high altitudes and young, vigorous plants. This area of Hambella has only recently started producing coffee, where before it was too cold, now coffee can grow and thrive. Since production started relatively recently, the plants are still young and full of health and the slow growth and maturity means that the cup quality in the area is outstanding. Producers around the Goro washing station have between 3 and 15 hectares of land, far more than the Ethiopian national average, which means that farmer training and incentivizing farmers to improve quality is easier and more attainable.
Cherry delivered to this station is sorted, washed and floated before being placed on raised beds to dry. The cooler temperatures at this altitude means that the naturals take a long time to dry, around 40 days, and Abiyot and the station manager take care to make sure the intense light at this altitude doesn’t damage the cherry and so coffee is covered during the middle of the day.
2320 meters above sea level
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