€ 13,00€ 12,00 (8%)



Date of roast


Degree of roast


Suggested for

Filter, Espresso, Moka and Automatics





Feb - Apr 2020


2000 - 2100 masl





Tasting notes

Blueberries, Maple Syrup and Cocoa.


NATURAL on rised beds




Location and Producers:

Bookkisa is a Sub-Kebele,  where a kebele is the smallest administrative unit in Ethiopia similar to a ward, a neighbourhood or a localized and delimited group of people, in this case Bookkisa is smaller part of the neighbourhood where the community of this 38 farmers where they are living and growing their coffees.

The Bookkisa Hamlet is inside the Woreda Shakkiso, located in the Guji Highlands in Sidama Region.

DAMBI UDDO is the exporter that market their coffees and derives the name from another Sub-Kebele in the same region, it manages the mill and the drying beds and the Bookkisa farmers are part of this operation as out-growers.


The Average farm size of each member is 2.55 hectares. The coffee grows under a canopy of natural forest, much like most of Guji Coffees in the area. The fertile red land is made of Clay and Loam. All of these farmers are trained in agronomy and post-harvest practices by the "King of Guji", Ture Waji.

What is unique about how these drying stations are managed are the drying beds themselves: each day lot is tracked with a tag for each bed, listing the specific delivery and the start date of drying and relative Moisture Content Readings for each day. The washing Station isproperty of a group of the 38 smallholders farmer but they also purchase cherries from out-growers in their vicinities and
the avarege price paid to them is 24.5 Birr/kg equivalent to around 0.7 $/kg.

Thanks to their direct approach and track of daily lots we are able to retrieve back to the single farmer.

The Bookkisa lot it has been assembled collecting the production of 38 local producers, below you can see the full list:


  1. Fekadu Beyen
  2. Berehanu Dese
  3. Wedemu Shetura
  4. Abebe Menegesha
  5. Alemayo Gese
  6. Ayel Yeri
  7. Deseta Ayel
  8. Kefitalewu
  9. Megegesha
  10. Taye Galechu
  11. Telahun Gilo
  12. Ashenafi Dulo
  13. Geso Badesco
  14. Tamerate Seli
  15. Yaekobe Menegesha
  16. Yohanis Huro
  17. Neguse Dawit
  18. Abaye Gelo
  19. Menegesha
  20. Soresa Galechu
  21. ZerihunKifele
  22. Mitiku Buno
  23. Telo Hudesa
  24. Neguse Dekem
  25. Ayel Dulo
  26. Gemeda Gebere
  27. Heribaye Wako
  28. Legese Dekema
  29. Abera Bediso
  30. Sebuna
  31. Gemechu Bedesa
  32. Buno Haro
  33. Sheberu Dulo
  34. Beranu Dulo
  35. Arera Shutura
  36. Geta Buna
  37. Menegesha Badeso
  38. Mekeresa Wudesa



Botanical Varietals:

SERTO and GIBIRINNA, two local varieties (heirlooms) that are part of a broader project that identifies and categorize plants and animals typical of Ethiopia and they are generally called Landrace.

A LANDRACE is a domesticated, locally adapted, traditional variety of a species of animal or plant that has developed over time, through adaptation to its natural and cultural environment of agriculture and pastoralism, and due to isolation from other populations of the species.

In coffee, most landrace varieties originate from the forests of Ethiopia, where Coffea Arabica evolved, through a process of human-led domestication. They are generally associated with very high cup quality and lower yields.

There are many certified varieties (Serto types) distributed from Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institutes. The following are among the improved varieties which are popular and currently being used by local farmers like 94110, 74112, 74158, 741 and 744.

SERTO (improved variety named after the Amharic name “Serto Masaya” to mean certified for demonstration to the users).

GIBIRINNA is another type of Ethiopian Landraces, little is known about it but what we know is that it is a forest coffee from the Guji Highlands thought to be isolated by the someone named Gibirina, Gibirina is a popular family name in the area.