Ethiopian Guji Deri Kocha Natural
Ethiopian Guji Deri Kocha Natural

Sweet berries, stone fruits and a hint of chocolate natural process.

£7.00 0.227 kg

Another one of our wonderful natural Ethiopians!

In Derikidame, and the surrounds of the Derikocha washing station in Hambelawamena, West Guji, are 650 smallholder farmers contributing to this lot. Their 2 hectare farms (on average) consist of selections each has made from the heirloom varietals endemic to the region, grown under shade and plucked, cherry-red ripe, before being delivered to the care of owner-operator Ashenafi Woressa.

This is a scene common across much of the land where coffee production has it’s roots in small coffee gardens tended by farmers. Selections can vary for a number of reasons, taste, yield, height or more, and in this area, it is not uncommon to find slightly smaller bean sizes.

The cherries are dried under the sun for eighteen to twenty-one days. Cherries need to be raked permanently in order to ensure a consistent drying process.

In the daytime the heats can be intense, so between the hours of 12 and 3pm, the beds are shaded to avoid scorching or too rapid drying; likewise, the cool of the evening requires cover to protect from any rains.

This coffee suits all brew methods but it really does depend on your personal taste! 

For new customers that are not sure what a natural coffee is:

• Coffee beans are the seed of a fruit (coffee cherry).

• Processing refers to the method by which  the seeds are removed from the fruit.

The above coffee is natural processed (sometimes called dry processed) where the coffee beans are allowed to dry inside the fruit in the sunshine. The juicy pulp inside the fruit adds a sweet, fruity nature to the coffee beans as it dries.  An almost fermented flavour with some of them. This process can add extra body to the coffee and a slight boozy nature, but they are often quite unpredictable and flavour can vary from batch to batch. 

People call them Marmite coffees, love them or hate them.  We're in the LOVE LOVE LOVE camp!

Process Natural
Altitude 1900 - 2100 m
Harvest October - January
Varietal Heirloom
Region Guji