Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Gagari Gutiti Supernatural (30kg)

Lavender, raspberry, spice, pineapple, honeysuckle. Floral, juicy, perfumed
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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001766-9
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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.

‘Supernatural’ is a new processing method which augments the traditional natural sun-drying process by increasing opportunity for controlled aerobic fermentation during drying (more details below)

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)
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Supernatural
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
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

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 Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Supernatural
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £23.75
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001766-9
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk