The Guji Highland farm is located in the southern Guji zone of Shakiso, where the culture is very much immersed in coffee farming. While this coffee shares some of the general characteristics of its neighbors in Yirgacheffe and Sidamo, the Guji Highland is distinctly different geographically, culturally, and in terms of nuanced cup flavors. Guji Highland farm was founded in 2012, and is a family owned and operated farm project. The plantation is roughy 250 hectares in size, sits between 2000 and 2300 meters above sea level, and is situated under the canopy of surrounding natural forest. Organic farming is practiced at Guji Highland, as well as at their other farm Mormora, benefitting from decades of plant debris decomposing on the forest floor. They add new plantings to the farm each year, all of the seed originating from a local heirloom that was collected nearby (they refer to as a "mother tree"). The family works with local small holders as well, buying their coffee, and also helping by offering training at the farm level as well as at their mill. Guji Highland currently only produces dry process coffee, with plans to build a wet mill in the future.
Altitude: 2000-2300 masl
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom