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Ethiopia Majoo Natural


New name, but kinda a returning fave!

Majoo Natural is a spin on a coffee we’ve loved over the past few years, from Sookoo Coffee and the Raro Nansebo washing station in Guji! We’ve been roasting delicious naturals from Raro Nansebo for several seasons now, and some years, we get the chance to try some community-specific coffees. This year, we loved the coffee from farmers in the small village of Majoo! 

Over the past several years, Sookoo Coffee has gained well-earned notoriety for producing some of Ethiopia's best naturals. Sookoo means gold in the Guji region's Afaan Oromo language, and Sookoo Coffee focuses on naturals in the Guji region. While Sookoo did produce its first washed coffees this most recent harvest, the main focus remains on naturals: coffee dried in its fruit. And that focus pays off.

Raro Nansebo is Sookoo's second station, and we've been roasting its coffee since the 2019-2020 harvest. After making a name for themselves with the Odo Shakisso station a bit further west in Guji, Sookoo expanded into the Guji Uraga area, building the Raro Nansebo station and working with smallholder farmers in the surrounding area. After roasting a community-specific lot from Dooddissi a few years ago, this is our second chance to roast the goods from an individual village, Majoo.

Big fruit is the big draw in most naturals, and the florality we love in washed Ethiopias often gets masked by the berries. In the best cases though - which seems to be the norm for Raro Nansebo - floral aromatics get to join the fruit punch. This year we're tasting blackberry, heady florals,  sugar cookie, and touch of lime and honeydew melon to join the Majoo berry party.

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Pictured: Ture Waji at Raro Nansebo Station, courtesy Atlantic Specialty Coffee

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