Lily’s Guji Coffee is sourced from Shakisso Farm, located in the jungle of dawa basin at about 520km south of Addis Ababa, in the Guji zone of Oromia Regional State.Guji zone was previously classified under Sidamo but has proven itself distinct to be established as a unique production area in 2002. It has a unique and distinctive cup profiles, which has gained its status in the coffee industry. This distinctiveness comes from the unique combination of factors in this production area, including rich, fertile soil, high altitudes, and exceptional heirloom varieties.
Haile Gebre is the founder of Shakisso and Moredocofe PLC, official name of Haile's business. Under Moredocofe, he operates a dry mill in Addis Ababa where Shakisso coffee is processed. Shakisso is a 640-hectare semi-forest farm producing high quality organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade USA certified coffee. Shakisso coffees have classic and pronounced Guji profiles, including: citrics, florals, and stonefruits.
Haile manages large coffee estates and provides a steady income for local smallholders and pickers. Haile collects cherries from 380 neighboring out growers and processes at Chamola and Hangadi washing or drying station. On top of this, Haile hires 300 seasonal workers to pick cherries at Shakisso Farm during harvest. By choosing Lily’s coffee you are directly supporting a better life for eco-friendly out growers and their families.
Haile Gebre, Founder of Moredocofe