Guji is a zone in the Oromia region in the south of Ethiopia. Coffees from Guji have clear Ethiopian cup characteristics, but the profile is more chocolate-spice forward than the high-toned, fruity Sidamo and Yirgacheffe coffees. This makes it a perfect option for espresso roasts or blends.
Arfasa General Trading has been producing, processing and marketing organic, UTZ and Rain Forest Aliance certified Guji washed and Guji natural coffee beans by exporting to variety of world market.
The last few years many of buyers and rosters favorite coffees have come from Guji, and they see profiles of all kinds. The washed coffees can be everything from bright citrusy and tea-like, to wild, jammy with a lot of depth and layers of fruit. And it’s not uncommon to find funky coffees reminiscent of a well-processed honey. The naturals produced in the higher altitudes stand out with so much brightness and structure combined with complex fruit and candy-like flavours. In other words, lose any preconceived notions, cup with an open mind, and check out our Guji Coffee.Arfasa General Trading is producing and processing several coffees from Guji
Guji Oromo culture in southern Ethiopia
The Guji, a subgroup of the Oromo pastoralists, are located in the highlands of Central Sidamo. They consider their own homeland to be the very ancestral cradle of Oromo culture. Only the Borana and Guji seem to have kept alive the splendid Gada age-group system. Its initiation ceremonies and the abundant lore which accompanies them, particularly as expressed in the Gada songs, are described and analyzed in the present work. The study of rituals and songs related to kinship, marriage, birth, and funerals is complemented by an insightful portrayal of the practical side of daily life in work on the homestead, cattle breeding, beer brewing, crop cultivation, food preparation, and so on. This description sets the scene for a more thematic analysis of the core religious and ethical concepts related to nagea, “peace, and ayaana, “divine grace or manifestation of Waaqa-deit’s generative power in both man and generative forces in the world. The analysis of the calendar, feasts, and oracular practices reveals the great extent to which time, with ist favourable and ominious moments or days, discloses ayaana and regulates Guji activities.
Characteristics and Use
In terms of topography, culture, and flavours, coffee from Guji has a distinct terroir while sustaining the classic characteristics like the Aromas of sweet peach and chocolate. A very big, bold character with a smooth, chocolate mouthfeel. Spicy, exotic, and clean.Oromo region: rich with extravagant dark chocolate notes, jasmine, and crisp, sweetly-tart acidity. Previously, Guji produced both washed and naturals exclusively, but of late producers have started to offer honey’s as well. Guji coffees offer a composite, yet balanced cup profile that blends with both filter and espresso.
Detail profile of Guji Coffee
GujiGuji-kercha- banko michica
Group of Members are small holder coffee grower
Northing - 0550710 Easting -03823394
Number of group members
1570 ,2050 banko michicha and hangadi respectively
screen size 14 and above
1900- 2030 masl
Coffee Arabica variety typica
-Drying Type : Sun dried on raised wire mesh bed
-Drying Time Days 3- 4 weeks
Organic (NOP&EU),UTZ and RFA Organic
Juicy perfume and orange wine, Pomegranate, orange
Wet Mill /Cherry drying center name&location
Banko michica -kercha district -Guji zone
Dry Mill name&location
Guji - kercha main town
Farmer Payment Program
Accompany contacted for the commentary have established their own means of paying - prices for their green beans committed to help the farmers with negotiate and respect to the distribution of price premium paid based on Sustainable Harvest of quality, traceability and quantity of supply .