BIFTU GUDINA. ETHIOPIA
Recommended. Espresso and filter
Tasting Notes. Jasmine, apricot, lime, hops, honey
Origin. Jimma, Western Ethiopia
Altitude. 1,900 - 2,000 MASL
Processing method. Fully washed
Drying method. Sun-dried on raised beds
Importer. Falcon Speciality
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. 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. Afterwards the beans are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. Waste water treatment relies on a natural form of filtration through a vetiver grass plot before it goes into the pits and finally the ground. The beans are then sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised African drying beds and carefully hand sorted again. Since Biftu Gudina was established it has become famous in specialty coffee circles thanks to its incredibly complex and luscious flavours.
We roast to order on Tuesdays, dispatching next working day. Please specify on check out if you'd like the coffee ground giving brew method.