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SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Shakisso // 2 lbs

$37.00

SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Shakisso // 2 lbs

$37.00

This coffee comes from Haile Gebre, the ‘godfather’ of Guji highlands coffee. The Shakisso farm is quite large by most Ethiopian coffee farm standards, consisting of 640 hectares (approximately 1600 acres) semi-forest farm. The farm and its coffees are certified organic, rainforest alliance, and fair trade. Haile has an very winding and full life story that is better told in another format, but in postage stamp format it looks something like; he was born into a coffee family, displaced by warlords who wanted his family’s land for coffee plantations, went to university in Addis and in Moscow, was in the Ethiopian Navy and held positions in government related to land management. Some of his opinions, approaches and activism also got him a multiyear jail sentence for bumping heads with his superiors in government. Along the way he had and raised 8 daughters with his wife.  He, and few other stakeholders, have turned the Guji region from a region primarily known as cattle producing to a specialty coffee producing region in the course of two decades. Please enjoy this week’s coffee. In the cup look for notes of lemon zest, dark chocolate, dark cherry, and blue fruits (like berries) and slight florals. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of your daily ritual. Be safe and be well.