Gudina is a new cooperative established in 2012 with about 572 smallholder Cooperative members. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees. Biftu Gudina now have two washing stations under the Cooperative, that way they can access cherries from more farmers in their local surroundings. They have wastewater treatment based on Vetiver grass naturally filtrating the water from the production before it goes in to the pits and finally the ground.
Cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. A Penagos Eco Pulper removes the skin, pulp and mucilage. With this machine they don’t need to ferment the coffee to remove the mucilage. After the mucilage is mechanically removed it is soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for about 3- 10 hours.
Skin dried and sorted under shade for about 6 hours after soaking. After skin drying it is moved out in the sun and dried about 10 days on African drying beds on shade nets or hessian cloths.
Tasting notes of candied lemon, peach, and floral.