This indigenous tree, also known for construction and medicinal applications, allows the coffee plants to grow in the shade of its big drop-shaped leaves.
Is also the name given to a sub-locality in the Guji region, in Ethiopia.
Daanisa is not only a name of a tree, but also the name given to a sub-locality in the Guji region, in Ethiopia.
The smallest administrative unit in this country is known as kebele and Daanisa is a sub-kebele that groups together about fifty families, from which this coffee comes.
Coffee processing at the Dambi Uddo washing station
The washing station where they process this coffee is called Dambi Uddo, and it is located in the Guji region.
The coffee growers select and harvest the coffee cherries by hand with the utmost care.
Once the cherries are in the washing station, they undergo a second selection to ensure that only the ripest cherries are processed for consumption.
After this second selection the coffee cherries are put in water.
The key of this process is that only the ripe cherries will fall to the bottom and in this way, they are separated from defective cherries or other possible elements that would contaminate the coffee.
Floating cherries can also be processed for lower quality coffees.
During the drying process, which can last from two to three weeks depending on the atmospheric conditions.
The cherries are frequently moved and the selection process continues, discarding those that are defective.
During the first days the cherries are spread in a single layer to optimize their processing and selection.
After this step, the cherries are stacked forming several layers that are constantly changing to slow down the drying process and stabilize the humidity.
All the process described above is aimed to ensure that the coffee you have in your hands is of the best quality.
Guji, a region of Ethiopia with excellent coffees
It has only been recently when the Guji region has begun to differentiate itself, due to the profiles of the coffees grown there, from these two other regions.
Named after a tribe, Guji is a mountainous, wooded region which enjoys a lot of rain.
These conditions create unique and different tasting profiles from the hitherto better known regions.
Ethiopia, the cradle of coffee
The great genetic diversity of different coffee types means that many flavour profiles are found.
This genetic diversity is due, among other factors, to the artisanal care with which coffee plants are grown.
In addition, the terrain, the altitude and the climate all work in favour of producing excellent coffees.
The tradition of growing coffee has also created the infrastructure -both processing plants and the possibility of exporting in small quantities- to make small-scale coffee farming possible.
And this is something that we, at Ineffable Coffee, always take into account and that is one of the basis of specialty coffee: that all members of the production chain receive a fair reward for their work.
It is the only way to ensure that we can enjoy an excellent coffee like this one, tomorrow.