Country: Ethiopia Region: Guji, Oromia Producer/Farm: Isreal Degfa, 1200 smallholders in the region - Uraga Solemo Mill Varietal Heirloom/74110 Process: Natural Tasting Notes: Lemon zest, black plum, herbaceous and sugar cane. Altitude: 2050 masl
This release marks the third year running we have bought the beautiful coffees from producer Israel Degfa. Following last year's success with his Bale Mountain and Uraga we have now also added his very unique “Debeka” and his Anaerobic fermented “Ansora” to our autumn offer list.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Uraga last year. Not only for its great dry aroma and sweet notes of peach and lime but also because of its ever-changing flavour profile during the season. This year we find darker fruits and a herbal note that gives this coffee its amazing quality and balance.
This coffee is produced in the Woreda of Uraga from coffees produced by small farmers in the region, farmers are part of Kerchanshe’s network and receive assistance in terms of health, education and agricultural advice from Israel’s team.
Israel focuses on sustainability programs and second payment for his growers which ultimately promotes better quality coffee. Being very particular with his quality control where they carefully select the cherries, slowly dry the coffees on raised beds, and practice meticulous processing methods all add to a better quality cup.
Full-on darker sweet stewed plums lead to a herbal finish balanced with notes of lemon zest.