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For the third consecutive year, we are bringing back one of our favorite coffees, the Bookkisa. This coffee comes from the hamlet of Bookkisa in the Guji highlands region of southern Ethiopia. Largely covered by vast expanses of forest, Guji is one of the twenty zones constituting the administrative region of Oromia which, with these 30 million inhabitants, is the most populated of the 9 regions of the country. The ancestral forests of Guji, its volcanic soil rich in silt and clay, but also its temperate climate and high altitude, have in recent years made the reputation of certain woreda (district) such as Uraga, Kercha or Shakiso. However, the success of this terroir would not have been possible without the know-how and hard work of local producers. This batch is the result of the work of 33 farmers whose “garden” plantations rarely exceed 2.5 hectares. In this type of farm, the coffee plants are scattered around the main house, under a semi-forest canopy alongside other types of so-called subsistence crops (vegetables, maize, etc.). Once the coffee cherries are harvested, they are transported on foot to the washing station located in the kebele (village) of Dambi Uddo to be sold there. This step is usually done in the middle of the night to prevent the cherries from being overexposed to the sun. Once delivered to the Dambi Uddo washing station, owner Ture Waji and his team take over to transform the cherries into green coffee beans ready to be shipped. In 2008, Ture Waji, nicknamed the "King of Guji", took advantage of the liberalization of the coffee export market in Ethiopia to found the company Sookoo Coffee. It is through it that he operates his two washing stations (Dambi Uddo and Raro Nansebo) and his export license which allows him to transport his coffee to the capital Addis Ababa first, then to the port of Djibouti. afterwards. Ture has been involved in his community for over 10 years, having previously worked for Mormora Coffee and Guji Highlands Coffee.

Green Grape

Nectarine

White Grape

Type

Single Origin

Origin

Shakiso, Ethiopia

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Yellow Catuai, Paraiso

Process

Natural

Altitude

2175m

Producer

Sookoo Coffee

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