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Ethiopia Violet Riot

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A complex blend of delicate floral notes, sweet berries and a hint of rich fruitiness with a touch of comforting cocoa.

Cupping profile: berries, violets, pomegranate, milk chocolate

Tobita

Tobita washing station is located in Uraga district of Guji zone, Oromia region. Uraga is well known for it’s high altitudes where the coffee grows in semi or even full shade of the native forests. Around 2.000 smallholders deliver their cherries to this station. The farmers were paid 35% more for their cherries on this lot, than is this years’ average. Uraga offers a beautiful scenery as well as amazing cup qualities!

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Uraga, Guji

Guji is a zone in the Oromia Region of southern Ethiopia. Most residents of this region are Oromo and speak the Oromo language, which is entirely different from Ethiopia’s main language of Amharic. Like many of the country’s coffee growing regions, the culture of the Guji Zone varies from woreda to woreda and speaks to the diversity of people who cultivate coffee. More small washing stations are being built in Guji to respond to the demand for improvements in processing to fully capture the range of attributes found in Ethiopian coffee. The Zone’s principal fresh water source is the Ganale Dorya river, which also acts as the boundary line with the neighboring Bale zone to the east.

About this coffee

Cupping score: 87.75

Processing station: Tobita station
Producer: 2000 micro farmers
Region: Uraga, Guji
Altitude: 2000 – 2400 MASL
Variety: heirloom
Processing: natural

Variety

Heirloom  – in Ethiopia is often to refer to varieties that are native to the country, many of which are still found in the wild today.

Natural processing

Natural sundried, also called “natural process” or “dry process,” means drying coffee cherries whole without the intervention of water or machines to remove any of the fruit. Prior to drying, the cherries are picked, floated in water, and sorted to remove any under-ripe or overripe fruit.

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