Ethiopia, Guji Tirtira, NaturalRegular price €13,00
Producer: ''DW Coffee Export ''
Taste Notes: Jasmine Green Tea, Raisins, Rosehips, Vanilla Biscuits, Red Apples.
This coffee with a syrupy, tea-like flavour profile is grown in a nutrient-rich upland forest environment by native Oromo people of Guji. The cup reflects real “tirtira”—that is how Oromo people describe someone having a strong-willed and fearless personality.
Tirtira Goyo locates at 400 km in the south of Addis Ababa, within the Guji appellation. ''DW Coffee Export '' company built a drying station in Tirtira Goyo to carefully prepare coffee cherries from the surrounding plots, collecting cherries from local farmers. The coffee trees grow in a rich natural environment, with a vast diversity of tree species. They particularly benefit from the presence of Enset (Ensete ventricosum). Enset, also called Ethiopian banana, Abyssinian banana, pseudo-banana or false banana, is a native plant of southern Ethiopia. Its trunk produces flour with nutritional values long recognized by local populations. This large trunk also becomes an efficient water tank by storing water from the rainy season and dispersing it around during the dry season, moistening the soil.
Tirtira Goyo name links with the village where the drying station is located. ''DW Coffee Export '' company, which works for Ethiopian specialty coffee for many years, has implemented all the necessary tools to prepare quality natural coffee.
“Tirtira” locally means to have a strong-willed and fearless personality. Goyo is the name of a farmer who lived there many years ago and was well-known for his tenacity. The village, the drying station and now the coffee pay tribute to this old local figure, Goyo, the daring farmer, who still inspires young farmers nowadays!
The company ''DW Coffee Export '' was established more than 20 years ago in the Guji region. ''DW Coffee Export '' is a producer and an exporter, owning farms within the Guji and several washing and drying stations in the Hambela district.
The members of ''DW Coffee Export '' are aware of the potential of the coffee produced in this area. They are putting all their energy into enhancing the quality of the local coffee. In addition to the coffees harvested on their farms, the ''DW Coffee Export ''company works with small farmers. The company provides technical assistance and financial support to those farmers by paying a premium price for good-quality cherries. To assure the traceability of all their coffee, ''DW Coffee Export '' prepares coffee cherries in different stations. They balance the quantity to obtain a uniform way of drying and guarantee the best quality.
The precision of the team at different levels of their work guarantees the quality of the coffee. Several DW coffees have won awards in recent years, in Ethiopia and at competitions across Africa. These recognitions made''DW Coffee Export '' very proud and confirmed their work from farming to export.
The Guji region lies approximately 300 to 400 km south of the capital of Ethiopia- Addis Ababa. This region was created in 2002 by detaching it from the well-known Yirgacheffe. Before that, coffee from Guji used to be blended with coffees from all over the Yirgacheffe region. Despite its long journey to be recognized, Guji coffees are widely known thanks to the unique local varieties and specific natural conditions.
The Guji region takes its name from one of many Ethiopian Oromo people tribes. This tribe has farmed coffee on this land for generations. Nowadays, the people of Guji consider their region as the ancestral cradle of Oromo culture. The native ceremonies, rituals, and the lore that comes forth of the Gadaa and its age-group system—Luba are still widely practiced among inhabitants of Guji. One of the main cultural symbols of the Oromo people is trees, including our beloved coffee tree. It also reflects in farming which has ancient roots within the Guji culture—the two are inseparable.