Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Gargari Gutiti Anaerobic Natural Lot 2 (30kg) (2022)

Fruit candy, orange, vanilla, melon, bright, pineapple, lavender, sugar syrup
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Lot Number P8001827-8
Warehouse Liverpool, UK
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    About This Coffee

    Gargari Gutiti washing station is a cherry processing facility in Banko, Gedeb, which specialises in experimental processes for Primrose, a specialty coffee company and one of our producer partners in the region.

    Gargari Gutiti sits at 1,983masl and is notable for its highly strict and uncompromising standards. The small farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc 74110, 7412 and 74165, sub-varieties of traditional Ethiopian heirloom varieties on small garden plots around their homes.

    Origin Ethiopia
    Subregion Banko, Gedeb (nr. Yirgacheffe)
    Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
    Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
    Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
    Plant Species Arabica
    Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
    Screen Size 14 Up
    Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

    The Region

    Gagari Gutiti station is located in the kebele (village) of Banko in Gedeb district, Gedeo zone, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. The station is not far from Gedeb town and is broadly considered as part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised 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 coffees.

    The local 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 with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.

    The Process

    In traditional Ethiopian specialty natural processing, cherries are spread in a thin layer over a raised bed and dried in indirect or direct sunlight. For supernatural, cherries spread in a thick layer on racks in a semi-permeable box, restricting access to sunlight while allowing limited airflow and oxygenation. This extends the overall drying time and increases the natural fermentation of the latent sugars in the cherries over the course of the drying period.
     
    In order to ensure consistency, prevent over-fermentation, and avoid mould formation, it is essential that the conditions are strictly monitored throughout. Temperature, Brix and moisture readings are recorded periodically and small adjustments to airflow and ambient temperature are made accordingly.
     
    Once the optimum moisture content has been reached (around 12.5%) the cherries are rested in a cool environment prior to secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting, handpicking and bagging in Grainpro for export).

     

    • Subregion Banko, Gedeb (nr. Yirgacheffe)
    • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
    • Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
    • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    • Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
    • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
    • Plant Species Arabica
    • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
    • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
    • Screen Size 14 Up
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    • CTRM Contract Number P8001827-8
    • Origin Ethiopia