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

Fruit candy, orange, vanilla, melon, bright, pineapple, lavender, sugar syrup
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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001827-8
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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. This anaerobic natural microlot is sourced from local smallholder farmers whose cherries are processed centrally at the station. 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
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Gagari Gutiti
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
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

This lot is naturally processed with an extended anaerobic cherry fermentation in vacuum sealed drums. 

Shade grown, ripe cherries are selectively harvested based on Brix readings to ensure optimum ripeness and sugar content. After delivery to the station the cherries are subjected to extremely thorough and careful hand sorting, as well as floatation in clean water to separate less dense, lower quality cherries.

The selected cherries are then fermented in vacuum sealed plastic food safe drums to create an anaerobic environment. A specialised valve is attached to the top of the drum to allow the CO2 produced by the fermentation process to escape, whilst not allowing any air to permeate the vessel.

After extended fermentation the cherries are then shade dried very slowly on raised African beds for 20-22 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process; covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Moisture and water activity are measured throughout and these readings dictate when the drying process is completed. At this point the coffee is rested for around 1 month, then milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Banko, Gedeb
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Gagari 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 Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001827-8
  • Price Per Kg £24.95