Ethiopia Guji Washed Uraga Lot 1Contrabean Roasting Company
Ethiopia Guji 1 Washed Uraga Lot 1
Juicy citrus (orange , lemon), jasmine, sweet bergamot, chocolate flavours. Intense yet smooth, well balanced. Medium body.
Ethiopia Guji 1 Washed Uraga Lot 1 is sourced from 600 family-owned farms organized around Feku Jiberil. Feku’s coffee washing station is located in the town of Tomme within the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Feku’s washing station where the cherries are sorted and pulped. After pulping, the beans are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and then washed. The wet beans in parchment are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process. Depending on weather, the beans are dried for 10 to 12 days until the moisture in the coffee beans is reduced to 11.5 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.
Ethiopia's Heirloom Varieties
There are an estimated six to ten thousand varieties of coffee in Ethiopia. Because the coffee plant originated in East Africa, thousands of varieties have developed there over time through natural cross-pollination. Due to their staggering number, there has not been sufficient genetic testing to allow growers and buyers to distinguish between all of the different varieties. The custom of naming coffee strains for their locality also means that if one variety of coffee occurs in multiple places, it may have many different names. Because the exact varieties can be nearly impossible to pinpoint, the generic catch-all term “Ethiopian heirloom varieties” is used. These unique heirloom varieties are famous for their distinctively fruity aromas and flavors.