Biftu Gudina, Ethiopia (Espresso)

    Classic Ethiopian coffee - bold and complex

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    £15.00

    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery Information

    Delivery
    We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
    Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
     
    Returns
    Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
     
    For full details on our range of shipping services please click here

    Origin

    Ethiopia

    Process

    Washed

    Roast

    Espresso

    Tasting Notes

    Peach, Jasmine, Demerara Sugar

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    The Profile

    The Profile

    Over the last 20 years there have been a select few farms that have consistently overdelivered, growing and processing coffee that punches way above the norm. One of those is Biftu Gudina, alongside the likes of Nano Chala and Duromina - all cult coffee names from this origin.

    We have previously bought coffee from all three of these coops, and this is the second time we bought Biftu Gudina.

    We purchase this coffee from Nordic Approach, who are (in our opinion!) the best coffee hunters in the world for this origin, only selecting the top 3% of crops on a yearly basis.

    This particular lot is the output of another amazing years work that does not disappoint. It is rich creamy (a bit like a peach yogurt), with a dense Demerara Sugar like body, whilst being insanely complex at the same time with layer upon layer of beautiful white fruit and floral notes capturing Peach and Jasmine.

    Amazing as a pure espresso, and equally enjoyable and complex as a long black.

    Producer: Biftu Gudina Cooperative

    Region: Oromia

    Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

    Elevation: 1928 MASL

    Recommended Brewing: Espresso, Cafetière, Aeropress and Drip Machine.

    Weight: 250g / 1kg

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    The Cooperative

    The Cooperative

    The Biftu Gudina Cooperative was established through an NGO called Technoserve, which has been supporting farmers in setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures. Nowadays, they have two washing stations and more than 600 members. From the beginning, they used eco pulpers and did water treatment, established farmer training programs and traceability systems.

    The coffee at Biftu Gudina is delivered from smallholders in the Bersema area. They are located in Agaro, close to Jimma in the west of Ethiopia, lately known for very flavour intense and spicy coffees with pretty different flavour attributes.

    The farmers they work with at Biftu Gudina have farms that are smaller than 3ha on average and the coffees are produced at very high altitudes, generally around 2000 masl. They are using Penagos ecopulpers, and hardly ferment the coffees at all. After pulping the coffees are often soaked under clean water overnight before they are dried on raised tables. They have wastewater treatment based on Vetiver grass naturally filtrating the water from the production before it goes into the pits and finally the ground.

    Before these cooperative was established, farmers were mainly producing lower graded naturals sold as Jimma Grade 5.

    • Wholesale

      We are always looking to work with likeminded businesses to serve our coffee.

      If you're interested in serving this locally roasted Edinburgh coffee as your main offering, a guest appearance or as bags of retail, get in touch with us on roastery@machina-coffee.co.uk or call (0131) 656 9565.

    • Roasting Schedule

      Your coffee will be roasted within 1-16 days of purchase, with a shelf life of 6 weeks (optimum serving point at 12-36 days old). We recommend letting this coffee rest for at least 12 days before using, in order to release excess gas which can impact the flavour of your cup.

      If you would like your coffee fresh, please leave a note with your order and we will do our best to accommodate.

    • Delivery & Returns
      Delivery
      We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
      Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
       
      Returns
      Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
       
      For full details on our range of shipping services please click here
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