Extraordinary high altitude coffee elevates prized Guji flavors
Ideal pour over harmoniously brews a trifecta of floral, citrus and sweet
Grown in the surrounding area around Sonkelle Kebele Village in Uraga, Guji, Ethiopia, two thousand members contribute to this washed coffee. All the farms are located at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level. We believe this is the reason that the flavors are so delicate, yet powerful and complex. Although the high, remote location is a challenge to get the coffee, it also enables a longer growing period into February instead of ending in December like the rest of the area. The elevation and cold nights helps to impart the flavor impacting cherry maturation, fermentation and drying.
The washing station is new though it quickly became a high volume operation. A lot of pride is put in the attention to detail with production and cherry quality. The surrounding farmers bring the fresh picked cherry to the washing station or to more remote collection centers. They are then immediately paid on delivery a premium for their high quality pickings and then receive a second payment after the coffee is sold for a specialty premium. The Uraga washing station has perfected traditional processing of wet fermentation, sorting and grading in water channels, and drying on raised beds. The washing station has flotation systems for grading coffee. When the coffee is graded and sorted it is then assigned to a quality team that follows it throughout each of step of processing.
This purple coffee is layered with all the flavors one expect from Ethiopian coffees. Floral and citrus notes highlight a deep berry flavor. Dial into blackberry preserves and wildflower honey by brewing this coffee at 1:16.5 ratio, with filtered water at 208-210℉, and a 3-3.5 minute brew time.