Fjord Coffee | Ethiopia, Shonora Espresso - 250g
Flavour Notes: Raspberry, Orange, Peach, White Florals
Origin: Guji, Suke Kutu Kebele, Ethiopia
Producer: Various smallholder farmers, Shonora Coffee Export PLC
Like his father before him, Shonora Gata has spent many years working in the growth and cultivation of Ethiopian coffee, and his children continue the tradition to this day. Named after the father of its current operators, Shonora Coffee Export has been privately producing Ethiopian coffees since the early 1990s.
During the privatization of various business sectors in Ethiopia in the 1990s, Shonora dry coffee processing station at Gerba town, and Shonora wet coffee processing station in Sakicha village were among the first processing stations in the area.
As a family run business, Shonora Coffee Export PLC has been in coffee production and supply for over 25 years. Supported by Shonora's son Katelo, they have applied modern education and growing practices to further improve their naturally processed heirloom varietals.
This natural processed lot was grown and processed in the fertile highlands of Guji, in southern Ethiopia. It is grown in soil that is rich in nutrients, where animal waste and leaves that fall from the shade of trees become compost and serve as a natural fertilizer eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers.
Shonora Coffee currently grows more than 600 hectares of coffee across 1,700 hectares of fertile, coffee-growing land. They employ or provide work to more than 150 people, and receive coffees from more than 500 smallholder or 'backyard farmers' in the area, who cultivate small numbers of trees in the areas surrounding their home and villages.