Located geographically near the Yirgacheffe region, the coffee from the Guji Zone couldn’t be more distinct.
Guji is an administrative zone of the Oromia region of Ethiopia, which gained political definition in 2002. Prior to that, the Guji territory (named for the Guji tribe of the Oromo people) was a part of the Borena zone. Guji Zone shares a border with the Southern Nations, Nationalities & People’s Region (SNNPR,) which includes Gedeo Zone (where Yirgacheffe is located) and Sidama Zone.
Surrounded by better known growing regions, Guji is on the rise among specialty coffee roasters for its unique cup profile that further proves the variety and quality of Ethiopian varieties.