Ethiopia: Acacia Natural

$16.00

This Acacia Natural comes from smallholder farmers in the Guji region of Ethiopia. The sweet, fruity profile is selected to represent the classic flavors of one of Ethiopia’s best recognized coffee producing regions. It reflects the work of whole communities, and is produced by the smallholder farmers who characterize the coffee production landscape of Ethiopia.

In Guji, farmers pick coffee selectively, harvesting only ripe cherries individually by hand. Pickers rotate among the trees every eight to ten days, choosing only the cherries which are at peak ripeness. Natural processed coffee is transferred directly to raised drying beds. The ripe cherries are turned constantly as they dry in the sun.

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.

Cupping Notes:  Berries, honey, milk chocolate,  and plums

Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour over

Varietal: Heirloom 

Region: Guji

Altitude: 2000 meters above sea level

Equity Pricing (EP) Levels

  • Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

  • Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

  • Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below


ORIGINS AND HOUSE ROASTS
  • African (Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya): Expect notes of strawberry, rhubarb pie filling, cranberry juice, & a hint of orange.
  • Sunda Islands (Sumatra, East Timor, West Timor, Papua New Guinea): Expect notes of sorghum, caramel, praline, & pecan.
  • Latin (Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador): Expect notes of hazelnut, Dutch cocoa, milk chocolate, & wafer cookie.
  • 4-Track Blend (House Roast): Expect notes of powdered cacao, plum, & raspberry.
  • Black Top Dark Roast (House Roast): Expect notes of rich, bitter chocolate with a smoky yet sweet flavor profile.
EQUITY PRICING (EP) LEVELS
  • Sustaining Level: Your purchase at this level keeps the lights on by helping us continue to bring you coffees by quality producers while also ensuring we are able to pay farmers above market rate prices for their beans. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

  • Uplifting Level: Your purchase at this level sustains us but also elevates our ability to build out new products, buy more coffees from quality producers and offer new services. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

  • Benefacting Level: Your purchase at this level makes you a benefactor. You are creating opportunities for us to reach our vision of creating a community marketplace that celebrates marginalized voices and keeps us pushing the boundaries of what this industry can look and be like. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

DELIVERY SCHEDULE
  • Shipped Coffee - All orders placed after on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

  • Southeast/East Portland (includes some Northeast areas that are East like Cully and Hollywood) - All orders placed on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

  • North/Northeast/Northwest Portland (includes areas like St Johns) - All orders placed on or after Tuesday will be fulfilled the following Tuesday

  • Southwest Portland - All orders placed on or after Monday will be SHIPPED the following Monday (you will still receive LOCAL delivery prices, not shipped)

  • Portland Apartments - If there is no way for us to deliver to your door, we will ship your coffee.