Close your eyes and smell first for subtle white flowers. These florals will be present throughout the cup. Then going in for the first sip, you’ll experience the citric sweetness of tangerine. Watch as it cools, and the acidity transforms into the sparkle that graces your palette.
Three hours southeast of Yirgacheffe in the Oromia region of Southern Ethiopia, Uraga is a special woreda that serves as home to the Yabitu Koba Cooperative Society. Harvested by 720 families, the coffee is brought to the Hana Asrat washing station. Known for their washed processed coffee, the cherries from Yabitu Koba are fermented for 24-48 hours before being washed in concrete channels and dried on raised beds.
Before putting the cherries out to dry on the raised bed directly in the sun, the freshly washed coffee is placed on raised beds under netting to allow for the first round of hand sorting and drying. If the coffee is directly placed in the sun after washing, the coffee will dry too quickly, causing the loss of acidity and sweetness in this Uragan coffee that we celebrate so much for its flavor.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.