Ethiopia Gatame Muka Natural

Sale price Price $19.00 Regular price

The Guji Highlands estate is a sprawling 250-hectare property of blended coffee cultivation and old-growth forest. As an estate they are planted in virgin soil, and their coffee trees are adorably juvenile compared to the long-established coffee zones elsewhere in Ethiopia. Not to be overlooked, however, is the estate-as-local-resource-pipeline effect for existing smallholder farmers. Processing, drying, storage, transport, milling, marketing and exporting are immense undertakings requiring vast resources and scale, so having a local partner to provide this chain of services is a godsend for remote farmers with quality potential. Which brings us to the coffee’s name, Gatame Muka. This particular coffee is the combined product of three farmers from the Gatame Muka community in Shakiso, who have partnered with Guji Highlands as a processor and exporter. Jilo Barko, Jarso Muda, and Teklu Miju cultivate a total of 31 hectares of coffee combined across their family farms, along with subsistence crops and local market produce. This particular lot from the Gatame Muka farmers shows a range of syrupy textures and fruit flavors. I

Flavor Profile
Adventure - Pointed & Punchy

Cupping Notes
Red Grape, Mixed Berries, 70% Cacao Chocolate

Process
Full Natural dried on raised beds

Region
Gatame Muka, Shakiso, Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Varietal
Indigenous Heirloom

Elevation
1600-1900 meters

Recommended Recipe
Brew Method - Chemex
Dose - 42g (6tbsp)
Grind - Medium Fine
Bloom - 70ml/20 seconds
Pour - 24oz (700ml)