Region: Guji, Oromia
Producer: Uraga washing station
Arabica variety: heirloom
Altitude: 2250 – 2300 masl
Tasting notes: lime – sugar cane – black tea
Suggested for: espresso
Among coffee-producing countries, Ethiopia holds a renowned status not only because it’s the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, but also because it is simply unlike every other place in the coffee world. In Ethiopia, instead, growing, processing, and drinking coffee is part of the everyday way of life.
Uraga is located in the Guji zone, where coffee is grown on very small farms (less than 1/2 hectare each on average) alongside corn, barley, beans, and wheat. Both Washed and Natural coffees are produced at the Uraga washing station. Smallholder farmers deliver cherries by weight and the coffee is sorted and processed into lots.