HAMBELA, GUJI, ETHIOPIA
NOTES: CITRUS, MIXED BERRIES, CHOCOLATE
There is just something about that classic Ethiopian Natural profile that seems to catch and empower coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike to dig deeper. Deri Kojowa is exactly that. Classic heavily fruited character, with a huge body, and vibrant acidity. Whats not to like.
This coffee comes from 416 coffee farmers around the village of Dabaye in the larger community of Deri Kojowa. This natural coffee processing site was bought by Negusse Debela in 2018, to focus on this well known part of the Hamebla Wamena district.
Negusse Debela has not been in the coffee industry long. Nugusse is known in Ethiopia as a computer guy, running a large successful computer part import company. While coffee does not seem like a natural leap, Nugussie was inspired on trip to Minnesota where at a cafe he had a pour-over that changed his whole mindset. At that moment he realized the potential of coffee in his home country and upon his return he got right to work. Nugusse started off by touring coffee processing sites throughout southern Ethiopia to understand the farming and processing better. From that initial tour, Nugusse was determined to set SNAP on acourse to be one of the best quality coffee exporters in Ethiopia. To do this Nugusse started by hiring Abenezer Asafaw, an energetic young coffee professional, as his quality and coffee manager. Nugusse, with Abenezer by his side, has since bought land for SNAP to process coffee themselves, but have also started managing processing sites in Nensebo, Yirgacheffe, and Guji. In early 2019, SNAP finished the final touches on their own export dry mill, giving them full control of their product and quality.
Farm: Guji Highlands Estate
Elevation: 1800 - 2000 masl