Joe Studio - 5 lb. Bag - Ethiopia Guji G2 Washed Mordecofe - Light Roast
Cup Profile: Tropical Fruit, Cane Sugar, Green Tea
ABOUT THE GUJI REGION Moredocofe (pronounced “Moor’d-coff”) is located in the Shakisso ‘woreda’ (administrative district) in the Guji zone in Ethiopia’s Southern Oromia State, about 200 miles from the Kenyan border. Moredocofe stands for ‘Mora Mora River Valley Development Organic Coffee’ and was founded in 2002 by Haile Gebre and his wife Dimbelal Endale. They own two farms and a washing station under the Moredocofe umbrella, and also work with 300 small-holders (or ‘out-growers’ as they are commonly referred to in Ethiopia) to produce high quality, organic coffee. Moredocofe is run by Haile Gebre and his family. In total they own around 500 hectares of land in Shakiso—which is very unusual in Ethiopia—and have planted 420 hectares with semi-forest coffee. Haile is passionate about many things and cares deeply about the environment; to this end he has dedicated 70 hectares to pure forest, and taken a very careful and considered approach to farming coffee. The Guji zone was established as a unique production area in 2002. It is located in the Southern portion of Sidamo, and is named after the Oromo people; a tribe with a long, proud history in coffee production. Coffees from Guji were previously classified as ‘Sidamo’ (a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central-south Ethopia), however more recently they have been separated from this classification and recognized for their unique and distinctive cup profiles. This distinctiveness is driven by the unique combination of elements in this production area, including high altitudes, rich, fertile soil, and exceptional heirloom varieties. In recognition of the regions uniqueness they ae now separately classified. In terms of geography, cultural, and cup flavors, these coffees from the Guji zone present a distinctive natural environment maintaining the classic profile of the Oromia region: lush with extravagant dark chocolate notes, jasmine-like flowers, and crisp, sweetly-tart acidity. Due to the climate and acidic soil in this particular region of Southern Ethiopia, almost all of the coffees trees grown here produce coffee beans with remarkable fruity flavors and are also renown for being some of the most high-quality Ethiopian coffee beans.
GEOGRAPHY: Country: Ethiopia REGION: Sidamo ZONE: Guji ALTITUDE: 1,950-2,000m above sea level BODY Medium ACIDITY Bright