The WestBean Coffee Roasters

San Diego, CA

A cup of coffee is beautiful in its simplicity. However the process from seed to cup is far from simple. It's an unbelievable result stemming from growing, farming, processing & sorting the fruit. Every step of the process will influence the end taste. By respecting the overall process and how the green coffee made it into our hands, we make it our responsibility to explore each varietal by diving deeper and deeper into the intricacies of the roasting process. It is only when the coffee is skillfully roasted, that it has a chance to be prepared at the highest level, crafting a great cup. To us a cup of black coffee is colorful and complex in its own way. At the WestBean we let our craft speak for itself.

 

12oz Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora

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12oz Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora

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Process: Wet

Varietal: Heirloom

Altitude: 2000-2300 Meters

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Mormora farm is located in the southern Guji zone of Shakiso. The people are known as Gujii Oromo, and coffee farming has been a core part of the culture in the highland areas. It's a distinct coffee from Yirga Cheffe, and Sidamo. Geographically, culturally, and in terms of cup flavors, these southern coffees have a different flavor profile while maintaining the same general characteristics. Guji Highland farm was founded in 2012, and is a family owned and operated farm project. The plantation is roughy 250 hectares in size, sits between 2000 and 2300 meters above sea level, and is situated under the canopy of surrounding natural forest. They practice organic farming at Mormora, as well as at their other farm Guji Highland benefiting from decades of plant debris decomposing on the forest floor. They add new plantings to the farm each year, all of the seed originating from a local heirloom that was collected nearby (they refer to as a "mother tree"). The family works with local small holders as well, buying their coffee, and also helping by offering training at the farm level as well as at their mill.