Guji Leyo Teraga
O.C.F.C.U. is a tribally based organisation covering all the areas where the Oromo people live, including many of the best known coffee growing districts in Ethiopia.
The cooperative has a strong focus on building health facilities and schools and improving access to clean water. Leyo Teraga sits on the edge of the Guji zone in Oromo State. In this part of Ethiopia, the main rains finish a few weeks before the coffee is ripe and so when the first fruit ripens it is still full and juicy, making it easy to pulp and wash. This is the coffee which is processed as grade 2 Guji.
Like all washed coffee from this region, it is pulped at central washing stations and fermented in large concrete tanks before being washed and finally dried on tables. This allows unripe and damaged ‘floaters’ to be skimmed off in the tanks, producing a clean and even coffee. The Guji 2 is a big and juicy coffee; it has bold body and ripe sweetness with some firm acidity – like a warm ripe blackberry – but also some more delicate, slightly floral flavours.
Flavour Notes: Clementine, Sweet Biscuit, Jasmine Tea
Altitide: 1550 - 2200 masl
Acidity: Med - High