Profile: Delicate, Clean, Stonefruit, Bright Red Fruits Area: Yirgacheffe, Guji region, Uraga Farm: Local smallholders, Uraga washing station Varietal:Local Heirloom Process: Anaerobic Natural
Guji Uraga coffee comes from the Guji Uraga washing station, located in the Uraga district of the Guji zone in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The washing station is located in the kebele of Solomo, where the washing station has 12 standardised washing tanks, 400 drying beds, and 5.2 hectares planted with coffee.
This lot of coffee underwent Natural processing with 20 days of fermentation in an anaerobic environment. Ripe cherry deliveries from smallholder contributing producers are first sorted by hand. The best cherries are then placed into special bags which are then sealed. Oxygen is removed from the bags with a vacuum, and the fermentation of the coffee produces CO2, creating an anaerobic environment in the bag. After 20 days of fermentation the cherries are removed from the bag and moved to dry on raised beds for 2–3 weeks until they reach their target humidity.