The Bishan Dimo washing station is found in the Denbi Uddo kebele – which is part of the Shakiso woreda (Guji). The area of Shakiso is a combination of outstretched hills and mountains that give you the impression that the area is flat. But in fact, the area reaches heights up to 2000 MASL
The Guji people are experienced cattle farmers. Amidst the forests, where coffee often grows, large patches of land give cattle enough space to roam. Although Guji is known for its cattle, it has developed itself into a coffee growing region. Entrepreneurs like Faysel are the instigators of this transformation.
The Bishan Dimo site is surrounded by 800+ smallholder families (with an average of five kids). The small plots, typically 1.5 hectares, are located at 1850 to 2050 MASL Their coffee trees are shaded by false banana plants and the semi-forests that engulf their farms.
Region Guji, Ethiopia
Altitude 1800-2000 MASL
Process Natural "Dry" Process
Varietal Guji Landraces