Ethiopia G1 Guji Uraga Anaerobic Natural (7 day Fermentation)

Tangerine orange, strawberry, berry, floral, sweet.
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001670-5
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About This Coffee

This grade 1 microlot is from Guji Uraga wetmill (so named since it is located in Uraga district, Guji zone). This lot was sourced from smallholder farmers cultivating the Welisho hybrid, a subvariety of Ethiopian heirloom. This lot is naturally processed with a 7 day extended cherry fermentation

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Uraga District, Guji Zone
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Guji Uraga
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended 7 day cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT GUJ G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Guji Uraga washing station is located in Uraga district (the Ethiopian term for an administrative district), Guji zone, and processes cherries from local smallholder farmers cultivating between 1,900 and as high as 2,100masl. Coffee trees are typically shaded by Cordia and Acacia and the predominant varietal is Welisho, or Wilsho.

Over a number of years the this region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe-Sidamo coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun-drying these present as juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral notes and chocolate with a creamy body.

The Process

Cherries are delivered to the mill for careful sorting, to select only the ripest. The cherries are then vacuum packed in special sealed bags where they anaerobically ferment for 7 days. The anaerobic process begins after around 18-24 hours, due to the build of CO2 pressure in the bags. The fermented cherries are then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 15-18 days, during which they are carefully turned to prevent over-fermentation or mould formation. Once the cherries have sufficiently dried they are rested before being transported to a central dry mill in Addis Ababa for secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting and handpicking).

  • Subregion Uraga District, Guji Zone
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Guji Uraga
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural with extended 7 day cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT GUJ G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001670-5
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk