BIFTU GUDINA, Ethiopia FILTER silky, honeysuckle, pineapple, lychee, honey

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BIFTU GUDINA, Ethiopia FILTER silky, honeysuckle, pineapple, lychee, honey

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Producer: 150 small-holder farmers of the Biftu Gudina Coop

Region: Jimma Zone, Oromia, Southern Ethiopia
Altitude: 1900-2100 masl

Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Fully washed & dried on raised beds

Cup profile: Silky, honeysuckle, pineapple, lychee, honey

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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 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. After de-pulping the beans in mucilage are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. Waste water from these tanks is filtered by a natural form of filtration through a vetiver grass plot before it goes into the pits and finally the ground. Once soaked, the beans are sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised drying beds and carefully hand sorted again before transported to a dry mill and prepared for export.