YABITU KOBA NATURAL
MIXED BERRIES, MEYER LEMON, CINNAMON TEA + GINGER COOKIE
We're very excited to release this top tier natural Ethiopia to you all! From the Uraga coffee forest comes to us this stellar Yabitu Koba Natural. Grown exuberantly high this coffee is a balance of brightness, fruit, and spice. Super complex! You can smell this coffee from across the room and the cup is no different. Flavors of mixed berries, Meyer lemon, cinnamon tea, and ginger cookie. Wonderful and dynamic.
ORIGIN: Uraga, Guiji, Ethiopia
PRODUCER: Welichu Wachu
VARIETY: Ethiopia Landraces
ELEVATION: 1900-2300 masl
TASTING NOTES: Mixed berries, Meyer lemon, cinnamon tea, and ginger cookie.
ROAST TYPE: Light
At some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes lies Guji’s Uraga region, a dense, mountainous forest that spans almost a thousand miles. Within this immense forest lies an array of distinct subregions, where we source some of the most extraordinary and sought-after coffees we see anywhere in the world. Uraga coffees are profoundly nuanced with a piquant florality and a bright, complex acidity like lime and bergamot backed by stone fruit sweetness like ripe peach. When we taste Guji coffees, we look for that taste that we describe as almost scallion-like when fresh, which ripens into that unparalleled florality on arrival.
This year, we’re even more excited about Uraga due to a new sourcing partnership with an old friend: Dagne Chomen of Welichu Wachu. Years ago, Dagne ran QC for the Oromia Cooperative Union. We connected way back then and spent a ton of time selecting coffee together. Cupping with Dagne continues to be a euphoric experience. He loves not only cupping, but understands the likes and dislikes of the people he is cupping with. He has a knack for knowing exactly what we are looking for.
Like many other critical supply chain partners we met through Oromia Union, Dagne moved on, worked for private exporters for a few years, then more recently opened his central washing station Welichu Wachu collecting coffee from all over Uraga’s vast forests.