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ETHIOPIA BUKU SAYISA

$20.00

In contrast to the other Ethiopian coffees we’ve highlighted this year, Buku Sayisa has a jucier and brighter acidity that reminds us of raspberry and lemond-lime with a sweet and decadent finish of brown sugar. 

ROAST: Light
PRODUCER: Esayas Beriso and Meskerem Tomas 
REGION: Buku village, Hambela Wamena District, Guji Zone
PROCESS: Fully Washed
VARIETY: Dega and Kurume

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ETHIOPIA BUKU SAYISA

$20.00

In contrast to the other Ethiopian coffees we’ve highlighted this year, Buku Sayisa has a jucier and brighter acidity that reminds us of raspberry and lemond-lime with a sweet and decadent finish of brown sugar. 

ROAST: Light
PRODUCER: Esayas Beriso and Meskerem Tomas 
REGION: Buku village, Hambela Wamena District, Guji Zone
PROCESS: Fully Washed
VARIETY: Dega and Kurume

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COFFEE INFO

Coffees from Guji are some of our favorites for obvious reasons: bright acidity, deep fruitiness, and exotic florality.  These coffees sing and are immediately recognizable when compared to coffees from around the world. Like it or not, there’s just something about Guji coffees we don’t find anywhere else, and Buku Sayisa is another outstanding example of this. 

In the past, coffees from Guji were blended with coffees from the neighboring Yirgacheffe region, or labeled under the general term Sidamo, which included coffees from Bensa and other far east regions. It’s only recently that coffees from Guji have gained distinctive recognition, and we’re extremely excited to be highlighting several of them this year.

Whereas previous releases Raro Nensebo and Yabitu Koba tasted more stone fruit and melon-forward, Buku Sayisa remains far more berry and citrus-forward. This cup is supremely bright and juicy with flavors of ripe raspberry, crisp lemon-lime, and a dense brown sugar sweetness in the finish. As it cools, we also taste gentle honeysuckle and melon flavors typical of Guji coffees. Without a doubt, Buku Sayisa is a confirmation that Guji coffees absolutely rule. 

PARTNERSHIP

Buku Sayisa is a washing station owned and operated by Esayas Beriso, a public-servant turned coffee producer. While working in a government office in the city of Dimtu, Esayas, he began a side business of purchasing coffee cherries from farmers and delivering them to washing stations in the Hambella Wamena district. In 2009, he and his wife, Meskerem Tomas, dove headfirst into the coffee business and purchased a 40-hectare farm. 

Their farm, Buku Sayisa, sits at some of the highest elevations in all of Ethiopia. The farm begins at 2000 meters and ends around 2350 meters above sea level. It’s at these staggering elevations the Dega variety trees, which translates to “grown at high elevations,” can slowly and evenly mature and ripen. It’s this slow ripening that creates the delicate and lovely flavors we find in this coffee.

Utopian’s sourcing in Ethiopia reflects a mixture of direct relationships like we have with Ture Waji of Sookoo Coffee, and importer-driven relationships, like with have with SNAP Specialty Coffees. Both relationships result in high premiums paid directly to coffee farmers and selections we genuinely believe are among the best in Ethiopia. For the upcoming 2021-22 harvest season we are going to be diving even deeper into sourcing with Ture Waji, who produces the most gorgeous and expressive dry-processed Ethiopian we’ve ever encountered. This year we will be communicating directly with SNAP to secure the kinds of profiles we believe are setting a new precedent for what Ethiopian coffee can taste like. 

Coffee sorters at Raro Nensebo