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Buku Washing Station • Guji Natural

blackberry • honey • chocolate shavings
light / bright

Sale price$28.03
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flavor notes explained

Blackberry - This natural processed coffee takes on a jammy and clean profile with fruited notes of berry present throughout. We felt blackberry was descriptive of this idea because it is sweet without an intense acidity. 

Honey - This coffee also brings a lot of sweetness to the table with floral essence. Honey brings these two ideas together to a tee.

Chocolate Shavings - We pulled some really smooth touches of dark chocolate with the toast, creating a dynamic profile in the cup that you can push and pull in whatever direction you want in the brew!

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about the coffee

the farm

farm

Buku Washing Station

head producer

Esayas Bareso

region

Guji

altitude

2275m

country

Ethiopia

relationship

b-corp exporter

the bean

processing method

natural • dry process

variety

74110 • 74112 • 74158

what we taste

blackberry • honey • chocolate shavings

body

complex • juicy

about Buku Washing Station

This coffee was produced by smallholder producers in the Buku kebele, or village, and was processed at the Buku washing station operated by Esayas Bareso. The Buku Abel village, where the washing station is located within the Guji zone, sits 2350 meters above sea level, representing one of the highest coffee producing altitudes we’ve come across.

Local farmers grow locally selected varieties 74110, 74112, and 74158, which were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in the 1970s. Cherries are manually harvested before being taken to the processing station where they are handsorted before being processed. The sorted cherries are then dried on raised beds where they are turned frequently until reaching their ideal humidity. All coffee is hand sorted a final time after drying before being prepared for export.

This coffee was sourced from SNAP Specialty Coffee. SNAP was established in 2008 by Negusse Debela in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The company operates three washing stations in the Gedeo zone, and are partnered with additional washing stations in Guji and West Arsi. We began our partnership with SNAP in 2022.