ETHIOPIA - Guji Uraga Espresso
Coffee, Single Origin Espresso, African Coffee
An intense, complex and sweet espresso from the famous Guji coffee region in Ethiopia.

From 10.90

correspond 4.36 € / 100 g
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Africa, Ethiopia
Uraga, Guji
Jasmine, Passion Fruit, Honey
Fully automatic coffee machine, AeroPress, Stovetop, Espresso machine
Character An intense, complex and sweet espresso with tropical notes of passion fruit, honey and jasmine.
Processing Fully washed & Sun dried
Variety Ethiopian Heirloom
Altitude 2400 mt. above sea level

This coffee comes from Guji, located in the south of Ethiopia in the Oromia region near the Kenyan border. The overall quality of coffees from this region are exceptional. As Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, there are thousands of different varietals that have naturally evolved over the years that carry very interesting properties that still remain a mystery even today. Ethiopian Heirloom is the cross pollination of these varietals that have occurred naturally over the centuries, as local varietals such as Certo and Wolisho cross pollinate with ancient genetic coffee lines, which are still present today as wild trees.
The volcanic soils in Guji are rich in minerals which are ideal for the demanding Arabica coffee plant. Traditionally, the small scale farmers from Guji live in harmony with nature.
At an altitude of 1750 - 2300m above sea level, the coffee cherries are left to mature in the natural forests surrounding the farmers land, where they are hand-picked and brought to the washing station. There, the coffee beans are carefully processed. The beans are separated from the pulp, fermented for 1-2 days in a basin and then spread out on African drying beds where they are left to dry naturally by the sun. The beans are turned several times a day to allow them to dry evenly. The drying process can take up to 2 weeks. The manner in which the beans are dried has a direct impact on the resulting quality and taste of the coffee.
We have roasted this coffee as an espresso to emphasize its intense and complex fruity aromas. Unique tasting notes of passion fruit, honey and jasmine can be found in this coffee.

Farmer name Israel Degfa (station owner)
Farm name Uraga Washing Station
Farm size some hundred small farmer
Age of farm founded 2010
Producer type Cummunity of smallholder farmers
Fertilization Organic compost
Harvest year 2018
Harvest time October through January
Soil type red clay
Shade type Semi forest, with loads of Kerero, Tikur Enchet, Besena and Berbera trees
Dry mill sorting by hand
Drying time 10 - 15 days
Wet mill location central

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