REGION: Shakisso, Guji
ALTITUDE: 2100 masl
VARIETAL: Mixed Heirloom
TASTING NOTES: Raspberry, rhubarb, bergamot, lime zest.
MORMORA COFFEE PLANTATION
Mormora is a large farm, comprising of 200 hectares, most of which is semi-forest coffee, meaning the forest is managed to allow coffee to grow throughout it. The trees benefit from a mixture of natural shade plants, which—as well as protection from the sun—provide a rich source of leaves and debris which decompose on the forest floor.
Mormora farm is also organic certified (though this particular lot is not), and the land is managed in sections, with the trees undergoing twenty-five year cycles before being stumped to rejuvenate. New trees from their seedling nursery are planted every year. The seeds originate from local heirloom varieties that were collected nearby (that they refer to as the “mother tree”). The family works with local small-holders as well, buying their coffee, and also helping by offering training at the farm level as well as at their mill.