ORGANIC ETHIOPIA GUJI
€15.00 – €41.50
Ethiopia is the home of coffee, and it is where coffee was first grown many centuries ago. Ethiopia’s reputation is highly regarded for some of the most extraordinary flavour profiles and for beans grown in high altitude, and from native coffee forest.
Uraga coffee, named after the district where it is harvested, belongs to the Guji appellation. This famous coffee is produced in the orchard, in an area where the culture of coffee is ancient. The fertile lands of the Ethiopian highlands here support a polyculture agricultural system which allows farmers to combine food crops and coffee on their same plots. Uraga coffee, selected by the exporter Barkume, offers a particular cup profile made with a nice sweetness and floral notes very present.
This natural processed coffee is collected from farmers working on land located within a radius of 10 to 20 km from the station This produces an extraordinary profile delicate; sweet, smooth and stunningly delicious as a pourover. We also roast this darker for espresso with exceptionally good results producing a full bodied coffee with characteristic citrus notes, chocolate and vanilla. Altitude 2100m+
Species Arabica Heirloom
Harvest Period November to January 2023
Harvest Type Manual cherry picking and Natural process
Aeropress, Batch Brewer, Cafetiere, Espresso Machine, Pourover
|Ground or Wholebean
Uraga coffee is collected from small producers by the exporter Barkume. Tadesse Edema, who manages Barkume Coffee Export, is based in Addis Ababa, and his brother, Dembelash Edema, takes care of the collection station on site at Tabe Burka. This coffee washing and drying station is located near the town of Suke Waraqata, in the Guji appellation.
The coffee is collected from farmers working on land located within a radius of 10 to 20 km from the station. Coffee is produced in orchards, in polyculture systems which allow farmers to mix food crops and coffee trees on their plots. The enset (false banana trees) occupy an important place in these agrarian systems. This tree whose root, when pounded, has important nutritional qualities and consumed widely. The enset also has the distinction of retaining water in its trunk for many months. Its presence in the middle of coffee trees provides constant humidity to the entire plot and promotes the resistance of trees to drier periods.
The Uraga district borders on those of Odo Shakisso and Hambela, all three very famous for the quality of their Guji appellation coffees. Coffee growing in Uraga is probably even older than in these two other districts.
This cup score is 87