Farm info

This coffee comes from the Banko Michicha washing station in the Banko Michicha kebele in the Kercha woreda of Ethiopia’s Guji zone. The station was established in 2011, and today contains 108 raised drying beds on the site. Coffee processed here is grown by 782 local coffee growers living in the Banko Michicha, Banko Baya, and Suka Chega kebeles surrounding the station. Coffee growers cultivate landrace variety coffees, and deliver their harvest to eight collection centers which contribute to the Banko Michicha washing station.

This coffee underwent Washed processing at Banko Michicha washing station.

As the coffee industry continues to grow in Ethiopia, the country’s historic growing areas don’t always match up with the current-day maps defining Ethiopia’s geography. Our goal is to provide the clearest and most accurate information about the coffees that we offer, and we’re proud to provide the most specific location information we have for these coffees. Learn more about Ethiopia’s coffee growing regions on our blog.

Region: Oromia
Zone: Guji
Woreda: Kercha
Kebele: Banko Michicha
ECX Growing Area: Sidama



Guji is a zone in the Oromia Region of southern Ethiopia. Most residents of this region are Oromo and speak the Oromo language, which is entirely different from Ethiopia’s main language of Amharic. Like many of the country’s coffee growing regions, the culture of the Guji Zone varies from woreda to woreda and speaks to the diversity of people who cultivate coffee. More small washing stations are being built in Guji to respond to the demand for improvements in processing to fully capture the range of attributes found in Ethiopian coffee. The zone’s principal fresh water source is the Ganale Dorya river, which also acts as the boundary line with the neighboring Bale zone to the east.

To the west, Guji borders the southern Gedeb woreda of the Gedeo Zone in the neighboring Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing area.