Buku Sayisa

Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar – 2021

Dec 23

Buku Sayisa

Producer: 430 small holders in the Buku Sayisa Village
Origin: Guji, Ethiopia
Roaster: Kaffa
Cultivar: Dega
Process: Natural
Altitude: 2000-2550
Taste Profile: Strawberry milk, marzipan, dark chocolate
Roast Date: 21.11.2021

This lot is from Buku, a district of Hambela Wamena in the broader Guji Zone. This coffee has been picked at maturity with the strict supervision from the farmer Mr.Esayas Beriso. The farm supplies to SNAP coffee exporters.

Buku is one of the highest elevated coffee growing areas in Ethiopia with an altitude of 2,350 meters above sea level. The farm plots are scattered and the terrain is uneven, so farmers deliver cherry on horseback.


Robert William Kallhovd Thoresen came to Norway, having worked as an architect in San Francisco, with a dream of creating something that meant something to people. It all started with a small coffee shop at St.Hanshaugen, which opened in 1997. With a small team, Java Espressobar and Kaffeforretning quickly established itself as one of the city’s best coffee bars and is a regular stop for many of the city’s residents. The focus of Java has always been quality down to the finest details – on the drinks, the atmosphere, the interior design, and not least, the raw materials.

The desire to make the best coffee has been the driving force ever since 2001 when Mocca Kaffebar and Brenneri were first opened. A bar and micro-roastery at Briskeby. Robert William teamed up with Trish Rothgeb and together they formed the basis for what would be KAFFA’s brand style and taste profile.

KAFFA first started in a small room on Filipstadkaia in 2005 before moving to our premises at Ryen a couple of years later. In order to make a wonderful cup of coffee, good brewing routines and a good roast are necessary, but the most essential ingredient is to have a great coffee beans. In order to offer traceable and amazing coffee, Robert William and Bjørnar, former roaster at KAFFA, started Collaborative Coffee Source, who purchases and distributes green coffee and supplies coffee to roasters around the world.


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