Meticulously processed washed lot from Uraga
High aromatics paired with complex fruit-forward and floral flavors
The district of Uraga in the Guji zone is about as far south as coffee grows in Ethiopia. The old, narrow roads go through some of the highest elevations in Ethiopia. It's worth the trek for the outstanding coffee that is produced here. Lecho Torka is a washing station named for the nearby village and forest that shares the same name.
Most of the producers here (or gardeners) farm the land surrounding their homes where coffee grows naturally. Most of the coffee trees here are younger and are cultivars 74110 and 74112, constructed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) to produce cup qualities ideal for the microclimate. The average small farm is able to harvest two to four bags of coffee per year. 453 gardeners deliver their cherry to the Lecho Torka washing station to be processed with high attention to detail, sorted for quality, and marketed.
Coffees from Uraga have consistently stood out on the cupping table for us the last few years. The Lecho Torka is no exception. Dial into a buttery mouthfeel and notes of peach pie and honeysuckle by starting with a 1:16.5 brew ratio, filtered water at 206-208℉, a medium grind, and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle.