Etiopien: Uraga Anaerob - Guji
I koppen: Djupa, intensiva söta smaktoner av fermenterade bär med en härlig syra och blommiga aromer. Ett underbart inslag av Cabernet vin.
Koppning: 87,5 poäng
Munkänsla: Mjukt, fylligt.
Botanisk variant: Heirloom
Process: Anaerob bärtorkat
Producent: Uraga Washing Station
Växthöjd: 1945 möh
Uraga washing station receives cherry from farmers in the surrounding region. The station is located in Guji, a coffee-growing region that was once part of Yirgacheffe but whose microclimate produces such unique coffee, that it was allocated as its own coffee-growing region.
Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. Guji farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.
In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default. Farmers in Guji typically use very few — if any — fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family.
To capitalize on the magnificent climate, Uraga washing station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry. Training focuses on procedures for harvesting and transporting cherry.
Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherry and deliver it to the station. At intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours.
After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry.