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Single Estate Coffee - ETHIOPIA, Yodesa Yachisi, Guji, Oromia

Sale price Price R 160.00 Regular price R 0.00 Unit price  per 

Tax included.

Producer: Yodesa Yachisi - Danse Mormora Farm. 

Growing altitude: 2200-2250m above sea level.

Botanical variety: Bourbon.

Process: Natural.

Tasting notes: Cane sugar, dates, toasted almonds, blackberry, cherry, citrus flavours. 

Roast date: 2 September, 2022 

Mormora is located forty-five minutes drive south-west of the town of Shakisso. 

Mormora is owned and managed by Yodesa Yachisi, who purchased the farm in 2008. Yodesa’s background was in mining but when he moved into agriculture in early the 2000s he fell in love with coffee, and its ability to develop and connect communities.

Mormora is a relatively  large farm, comprising of 200 hectares, most of which is semi-forest coffee, meaning the forest is managed to allow coffee to grow throughout. The trees benefit from a mixture of natural shade plants, which—as well as protection from the sun—provide a rich source of leaves and debris which decompose on the forest floor.

Mormora farm is also organic certified - though this particular lot is not, and the land is managed in sections, with the trees undergoing twenty-five year cycles before being stumped to rejuvenate. New trees from their seedling nursery are planted every year. 

The variety most commonly called "Bourbon" here is not the same as that type that is better-known from Central and South America: Coffees called "Bourbon" colloquially in Ethiopia are typical coffee-berry-disease-resistant cultivars.

In addition to the 200 hectares that are owned by Yodesa, there are 400 small coffee producers in the area that deliver and sell their coffee to the washing station. These small holders (called “out growers”  in Ethiopia) typically have 1–2 hectares of land that produce coffee. At Mormora they are paid in two stages for their coffee, the first when the coffee is dropped off, and then a second time when the overall quality for a certain lot has been determined, and therefore the selling price.

Mormora take great care in the processing and drying of their naturals, and aim for all of their exportable coffee to be specialty quality. This coffee is classified as Grade 1, indicating that a lot of effort has been put into the selection, grading and drying to ensure the very highest quality coffee is produced.