Ethiopia Guji (by the kg)
|Altitude:||1,800+ metres above sea level|
|Region:||Guji zone, Oromia|
The Guji region lies approximately 300 to 400 km south of Addis Ababa in the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region. The Guji region has a long genealogy. In 2002, Guji itself detached from Yirgacheffe, which had previously been folded in with the Sidama name, and took its name from the Oromo people, a tribe who have farmed coffee on the land for generations.
The Oromo people of Guji consider their region as the ancestral cradle of Oromo culture. The ceremonies, rituals, and lore that come forth of the Gada age-group system, are still subsequently and widely practiced among Guji’s inhabitants. Besides the system, coffee farming has ancient roots within the Guji culture – the two are inseparable.
Guji coffees offer a complex, yet balanced, cup profile that does well in both filter and espresso.