ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Mormora Farm’s 200 hectares are mainly comprised of coffees grown under the shade of a forest canopy. Handpicked coffee cherries are delivered to the processing station. After hand-sorting to remove any unripe, overripe, or damaged fruit, the coffee is laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Cherries are turned frequently to promote even drying over the course of three weeks.
The Guji region came into the spotlight in the early 2000s when it was discovered that coffee from Guji exhibited unique and distinctive characters that set it apart from its Yirgacheffe and Sidamo neighbors. The landscape is semi-forest, and the coffee trees benefit from the natural canopy and the decomposing foliage debris. The variety of microclimates within Guji alone encourages the development of diverse flavor profiles that present beautifully as both filter and espresso coffee.
A note from Marcus, founder and lead roaster: “2021 was a tough year for Ethiopian coffees. The political unrest and logistics challenges meant that coffee was sitting at port for months in less than ideal storage conditions, so we ended up passing in favor of some exceptional coffees from Burundi, Rawanda, and Kenya. 2022 is different, this years crop showed up later than usual but it showed up with all of the exuberant characteristics that we adore in Ethiopian coffee. This coffee from Moroma Farm is the cleanest natural processed coffee I have tasted in years; the bright fruity notes present front and center and leave behind a delightfully crisp finish. I really love how light and approachable this coffee feels, which makes it a coffee you can drink all day long.”
Region: Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1900 – 2000 MASL
Harvest: October – January
FLAVOR Strawberry, vanilla, orange blossom, black tea, sweet
Light – City
me-6361 (verified owner) –
Lovely coffee. Making in a french press, and it’s crisp and sweet all on its own.