Biftu Gudina cooperative is located in Agaro town, South-Western Ethiopia. Consisted of 138 farmers situated in Goma, the co-op is part of the Keta Meduga Union. The union provides agronomical support to its member co-ops, and also have export licenses, which up until this year, has afforded them access to the global market without having to go through the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange.
Biftu Gudina sits at nearly 2000 meters above sea level, a convenient delivery site for the surrounding highland farmers who’s coffee is planted between 1800 and 2100 meters above sea level. The coffee is depulped and then fermented for a full 36 hours in washing channels, then moved to soak in clean water, before being laid to dry on raised drying beds.
This is the first time we carry a coffee for Agaro. This coffee has flavour characteristics of various stone fruits, but in particular dried apricot and peaches. It has a sturdy body, which is a little atypical of Ethiopian washed coffees and is excellent as an SOE.