Guji Uraga, Ethiopia
Ethiopia coffees are some of the most varied and distinctive in the world. As the birthplace of Coffea arabica, the genetic diversity of native coffee plants ensures this. Guji Uraga comes to us from Southwestern Ethiopia. It’s here that a group of about 600 smallholders come together at the washing station of Feku Jiberil to process their coffees. Whereas naturally processed coffees are more overtly fruity, this excellent washed example highlights the more delicate and floral qualities.
Highwire Founder and coffee buyer Eric Hashimoto’s impression of the cup is jasmine aroma with citrus notes, smooth texture and sweet finish.