|Roaster||Manhattan Coffee Roasters|
|Varietal||Gibirinna 74110, Serto 74112|
|Tasting notes||Berry Compote, White Sugar, Strawberry Juice|
This captivating Ethiopian coffee comes from the hands of “The King of Guji”, Ture Waji. Together with his brother Assefa, they established Sookoo Coffee in late 2018. Their coffee farm is strategically situated in Odo Shakiso, nested within the Oromia region and Guji zone of Ethiopia, where they source cherries from surrounding Kebeles, or local neighborhoods. The specific coffee we’re presenting is traced back to the Shoondhisa Kebele, underscoring the significance of origin in every sip.
Interestingly, the cherries delivered to the Sookoo coffee station from Shoondhisa are primarily composed of Gibirinna 74110 and Serto 74112 varieties. These were part of the Metu Bishari selections made in the namesake forest located in the Illubabur Zone. The selections were undertaken by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in 1974 with an intent focus on their inherent resistance to coffee berry disease, a critical factor ensuring the longevity and consistency of these unique beans.
This specific lot undergoes a traditional drying process on raised beds, a technique that allows the flavors to concentrate, further enhancing the coffee’s depth and complexity. As a result, the coffee embodies a harmonious balance of notes; the sweet intensity of blueberry compote, the refreshing essence of strawberry juice, and the comforting sweetness of white sugar. This coffee represents a perfect amalgamation of nature’s gift and expert craftsmanship, inviting a delightful journey of taste with each cup.