Birbirsa Natural - Ethiopia (250g/1kg)


Birbirsa Natural - Ethiopia (250g/1kg)

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Farm: Birbirsa
Country: Ethiopia     
Region: West Guji, Oromia       
Variety: JARC 74110, 74112 & Heirloom Varieties        
Process:  Natural     

When brewed Birbirsa has aromas that reminded us of Fruit Salad chews, very sweet and full of bright, tropical fruit.

It’s a coffee that has high sweetness and a great full-bodied texture which combine with the fruit notes to make this a big and bold flavour profile but one that is still balanced.

This coffee has been cultivated and harvested by small holder farmers in the Shaakiso woreda (hamlet) of the West Guji Zone in Oromia. region. The name of the lot - Birbirsa - comes from the local Oromiffa language for a type of native shade tree found on the farms.

As is common in Ethiopia, and many other African coffee producing countries, growers harvest the coffee cherry which they sell to a nearby washing or processing station. This coffee was processed by Sookoo Coffee. Sookoo is a processing and exporting company led by Ture Waji. Ture is a driven young entrepreneur with strong connections to the land, its community and farmers, famously known in the region as ‘The King of Guji’. He has lived and worked in the region his entire life. Previously working as Quality Specialist and Manager at the Mormora Estate and Guji Highlands Coffee Company, he became renowned as one of the most skilled producers of natural processed Ethiopian coffees. In 2018, along with his partners Eegata Alaka and Fedhasa Wodessahe they founded a new venture, Sookoo Coffee.

At present, Sookoo is mostly producing naturally processed coffees with cherry sourced from the surrounding kebeles. Each lot is named for the kebele from which the cherry comes (e.g. Shoondhisa, Birbissa, or Daannisa). The cherries are dried at a centralized location on raised beds for around 15-20 days in very thin layers. They are moved and rotated frequently to ensure even and precise drying. When drying is complete, the coffee is rested in jute bags before undergoing multiple rounds of hand and optical sorting to remove defective beans.

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