Guji is a sub-city of Sidama in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. This coffee from importer Keffa has a clean, lemon candy and floral flavor and rounds out with more complex stone fruit notes.
Working with farmers in Oku and Mbessa, Mocha Joe's own direct trade project has produced the first ever specialty coffee from the northwest region of Cameroon, Africa. Our French Roast Cameroon is an intense dark roast with a herbaceous, marjoram aroma and creamy, fragrant floral finish.
Through our efforts in Cameroon, we have been able to return thousands of dollars in organic and specialty quality premiums to the growers and sorters, as well as provide access to capital and infrastructure improvements in the region.
Borboya is a private wet mill in the Yirgacheffe, Oromia region. Around 670 small farms, usually under 2 acres, bring their hand picked coffee fruit to the mill for processing. The skin of the fruit is stripped and the remaining fruit is left to ferment on the beans for up to 36 hours. The beans are then washed, removing the remaining fruit, sorted and dried for up to 10 days.
Since there is no single varietal in the region, heirloom varieties are mixed, producing a unique blend of ancient coffees, from a country often thought to be the birthplace of the first coffee plant.
Part of the Mutheka Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd., Chorongi is one of six wet mills. Established in 1969, Chorongi has around 1,000 members, one-third of which are women. The small farms have an average of 211 coffee trees and each season the farmers bring their coffee cherries to the mill to be processed. Salted caramel and brown sugar sweetness balances well with red fruit flavors, citrus-like acidity, a pleasant floral note and silky body.