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Ethiopia Guji Hambela Estate Buku
Blueberry, vanilla, coriander seed
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About This Coffee
In Ethiopia’s coffeelands, Hambela Estate supports its community of workers and their families with uncommon devotion. In the specialty world, Hambela’s exemplary washed and natural coffees have set new standards for the famed Guji Zone. The Estate grows its own cherry, but it also outsources from surrounding neighborhoods. The Buku is one such coffee—named for the farmers in the Buku neighborhood who contribute ruby-red cherry. Dry processing often makes for round, syrupy, and unctuous coffee. This one, however, reveals such delicacy and clarity that both the senses and the mind exclaim with delight.
Hambela Estate makes its home beneath the dramatic canopy of old-growth forest. Over the years, we’ve not only admired the good work of its founders, brothers Aman and Michael Adinew: We’ve also become close friends. We aren’t the only ones to sing their praises. The Adinew brothers are quickly developing a reputation as two of the country’s—and even the continent’s—most innovative coffee producers by virtue of their holistic approach to farming and exceptional processing methods from seed to cup. Like many Ethiopian estates, Hambela occasionally processes ripe cherry from local farmers. This particular coffee, comprised of indigenous cultivars, comes from the nearby neighborhood of Buku. Its relatively short resting period after drying in the sun makes it exceptionally clear and crisp. In its delicacy, the Buku is not unlike a trio singing a cappella, forging a unique harmony of cranberry, guava, and lemon.
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of Ethiopia Guji Hambela Estate Buku whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
  • A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
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