Allona by Guji Highland Plantation
Region: Shakiso, Guji, Sidamo
Sub-Region: Dambi Uddo
Farm Size: 950 hectares (Estate + Smallholders)
Process(es): Washed(Allona) and Sundried(Allona, Cana, Dambi Uddo, Sewana, Suke)
Altitude:2000 - 2150 masl
Annual mean rainfall:1200- 1600 mm
Farm Manager: Ture Waji
Washing Station: Allona
Importer: Arabica Trading House
Acidity: Bright Berries with hints of lemon.
Body: Creamy and rich.
Sweetness: berries and honey.
Aroma: Blackberry, lemon, honey, and clotted cream
Recommended Brew Method:
Kold Bru immersion method
Brew Ratio: 30 grams coffee to 300 grams of Coldwater.
Bloom: 60 seconds with 60 grams of water.
Add the rest of the water and Place in a fridge.
Brew Time: 10 hours
Strain through cheesecloth and you are ready to go, add a 60ml shot to 120ml tonic water topped with ice.
Guji Highland Coffee Plantation was established in 2012 with exports beginning in 2016..
Located in Oromia’s southern Guji Highlands, it has 250 hectares of sloped farm land stretching 1.5 kilometers in length with an average altitude of 2,050 meters above sea level. Surrounded by canopies of natural rainforest, Mormora Plantation produces all of their estate coffees sustainably with EU/NOP and JAS organic certifications.
The youngest of Mormora’s estates, there are 5 washing stations connected to the estate
ALLONA, CANA, DAMBI UDDO, SEWANA AND SUKE
Although apart of the greater Sidamo region(Sidamo Zone A), coffees from the Guji Southern Highlands produce a very unique cup profile. Lots from the Allona, Cana, Dambi Uddo, Sewana and Suke are high is tropical fruits, acidity and have high berry and cream undertones..
On the estate, coffees are selected with care and placed on raised African beds without 6-8 hours of picking to ensure proper fermentation and drying. Depending on processes(washed or natural), coffees can stay on drying beds for up to 4 weeks to ensure the optimum flavors have been achieved.
In addition to the 250 hectares of estate land, Ture and his team of scouts also purchase red cherries from smallholder farmers surrounding the farm. To date, this includes 400 smallholders with an additional
500 hectares of farm land producing an annual yield of 280 tons of coffee parchment.