Black berries, raisin toast and cashews
Washing Station: Layo Teraga
Elevation: 2200 masl
Varieties: Local Landraces
Sourced Through: Ally Coffee
This coffee was produced by smallholder producers living in the Layo Teraga kebele (town or village) of the Uraga woreda (administrative district) in Ethiopia’s Guji zone. Ripe cherries were delivered by more than 700 producers to the Layo Teraga washing station. The station is owned by Yohanis Tefera, and is a vertically integrated partner of SNAP Specialty Coffee.
Local farmers grow landrace and locally selected varieties. Cherries are manually harvested before being delivered to the washing station. This lot underwent traditional Natural processing.
This coffee was sourced from SNAP Specialty Coffee. SNAP was established in 2008 by Negusse Debela in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The company operates three washing stations in the Gedeo zone, and are partnered with additional washing stations in Guji and West Arsi.
Guji is a zone in the Oromia Region of southern Ethiopia. Most residents of this region are Oromo and speak the Oromo language, which is entirely different from Ethiopia’s main language of Amharic. Like many of the country’s coffee growing regions, the culture of the Guji Zone varies from woreda to woreda and speaks to the diversity of people who cultivate coffee. More small washing stations are being built in Guji to respond to the demand for improvements in processing to fully capture the range of attributes found in Ethiopian coffee. The Zone’s principal fresh water source is the Ganale Dorya river, which also acts as the boundary line with the neighboring Bale zone to the east.
To the west, Guji borders the southern Gedeb woreda of the Gedeo Zone in the neighboring Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing area.