Ethiopia - Uraga Natural
Roast Profile:- Light
Notes of: Purple, Tea-like, Floral
Variety | Heirloom
Process | Slow Dired Natural
Altitude | 1900 MASL.
Uraga washing station is located in Guji, a coffee-growing region that was once part of Yirgacheffe but whose microclimate produces such unique coffee that it was allocated as its own coffee-growing region.
This lot is sourced from smallholder farmers cultivating Welisho, a variety of Ethiopian heirloom. This lot employs a special anaerobic 'slow dry' process to further develop the complexity in the cup. Rigorously selected ripe cherries are fermented for 10 days in oxygen deprived, sealed bags with temperature controls. The fermented cherries are then dried slowly on raised beds under shade for around 18 days.
Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. Guji farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.
In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default. Farmers in Guji typically use very few — if any — fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family.
To capitalize on the magnificent climate, Uraga washing station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry. Training focuses on procedures for harvesting and transporting cherry.
*Our coffee is freshly roasted each Monday and orders are dispatched on Wednesday and Friday with Royal Mail 24. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive.