|Closed||Coop Biftu Gudina|
|Notes||Honey, orange, lemongrass|
For the second year in a row, we are glad to offer you the Biftu Gudina. This coffee comes from the cooperative of the same name, located a few kilometers from the town of Agaro, in western Ethiopia. This cooperative, which now has 196 members, was created in 2012 with the help of the international organization Technoserve, and is part of the Kata Muduga Union. Before the creation of their own cooperative, Biftu Gudina producers were forced to deliver their coffee cherries to the village of Beshesha, located more than 3 kilometers from their farms. The distance, covered on foot by the producers, caused degradation of the coffee cherries, which often arrived crushed or over-fermented at the washing station. Today, the Biftu Gudina cooperative, which means “brilliant development”, operates its own washing station and has seen the quality of its harvest reach exceptional levels. The producers of the Biftu Gudina cooperative are now recognized for their extraordinary talent and the coffees they produce are among the most complex and delicate in the country. In addition, this new cooperative organization gives these producers greater autonomy as well as real bargaining power when it comes to setting the prices of their coffee. The cooperative has thus been able to develop while contributing to the social life of its community by creating various local infrastructures including a crèche. This relationship with the Biftu Gudina cooperative has been made possible again thanks to our import partner Osito Coffee.
Grown at an altitude of around 2100 meters, this coffee is made from several ancestral varieties also known as Heirloom. It is picked at full maturity and sorted by floatation first, then by hand, to remove overripe or underripe cherries. It is then partially pulped using a mechanical pulverizer, then submerged in water for 24 to 36 hours. Finally, it is passed under a stream of water to remove the remaining mucilage, before being laid on raised beds for 7 to 10 days for a slow and even drying. Slightly tart, it can be drunk as much as an espresso or as a filter, offering a delicate espresso or a complex filter.
This floral coffee tastes of orange and lemongrass, with a texture reminiscent of honey.
Original price paid (FOB)3.35 usd/lb
Partnership2 ans via Osito Coffee
Lot size15 x 60 kg
Lot quality88/100 Score SCA