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Ethiopia, Guji

Notes: Intense grapefruit acidity with delicate orange blossom and floral undertones. 

Origin: Ethiopia

Location: Guji, Oromia Region

Process: Fully Washed

Variety: Indigenous heirloom

Altitude: 1500 - 2000 Masl

Harvest: November - February


Guji is one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is named after a tribe of the Oromo people. Guji is bordered on the south by Borena, on the west by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, on the north by the Ganale Dorya River which separates it from Bale and on the east by the Somali Region. The highest point in the zone is Mount Dara Tiniro. Cities and major include its administrative center, Negele.

Like Yirgacheffe, coffees from the Guji area were previously categorised together with coffees from Sidamo (a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central-south Ethopia). However Guji coffees are quite distinct from either Yirgacheffe or Sidamo coffee. Located in the southern portion of Sidamo the people of Guji have a long tradition of coffee cultivation. 

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