Ethiopia Banko Michicha Natural

Our second year buying from this drying center! We love a sweet Ethiopian natural around here.

Guji sits at the southern end of the Sidamo coffee growing region, and is part of the official Oromia region. This cherry drying station (and washing station for washed lots) is owned by Mr. Degefa Sema, who has been in the coffee industry for 25 years and now mainly operates a string of washing and hulling/milling stations around Keffa, Guji and Sidamo. Just under 800 farmers deliver to Degefa's 5 cherry collection centers for this Banko Michicha drying center. In the Kercha region this washing station supports local farmers through a training center it has opened, plus it offers support to local community-based organizations who focus on agriculture.

We get delicious notes of sweet cream, jasmine and tangerine.


(the illustration is part of a series by Patrick Hruby highlighting UNESCO World Heritage sites in the countries of origin from which we buy coffee. This is of Fasil Ghebbi)