LYCHEE + BERGAMOT
ST ALi’s green coffee buyer (Lucy) first met Ture Waji at a cupping in Addis Ababa in 2018. The coffee he presented on that table outshone everything else and blew us away. Ture, famously known as ‘The King of Guji’ travelled with ST. ALi for the next week taking us on a tour of one of the family owned washing stations in Shakisso.
This particular coffee comes from the Majoo outgrowers who work with Ture at his Uraga washing station. Having grown up in the region, Ture has very strong connections to the land and the people there. After school, Ture had the opportunity to work at his cousin’s farm Mormora and then Guji Highlands Coffee, both of which are very well respected entities focusing on specialty coffee. Once he had gained enough knowledge and experience he started Sookoo Coffee and was able to export his first coffee under his brand in 2018.
It has taken many years to be able to secure Ture’s coffee for ST. ALi but with persistence comes reward and we are really proud to be able to present this delicious natural coffee that sings of lychee and bergamot.
REGION: Uraga, Guji
FARM NAME: Sookoo coffee
PRODUCER: Majoo outgrowers
VARIETY: Local Landraces
MASAL: 1800 - 2100