Ethiopia: Wolichu Wachu - Uraga - Natural Heirloom
In the cup: Creamy and textured mouthfeel, autumnal flavour profile with notes of stewed blueberry pie, stone fruit, red cherries and a mild funk from the natural process.
Cupping Score: 88
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth.
Washing Station: Wolichu Wachu
Altitude: 1900 - 2210 metres above sea level
Region: Uraga, Guji
Wolichu Wachu is the rather splendid name of a washing station owned and run by a farmers cooperative in Guji, Ethiopia. Starting operations only in 2017, it's a relatively modern washing and processing station and was designed to take account to the most up to date insights into speciality coffee production.
This coffee was harvested between Feb-April 2019 when it reached peak ripeness. The coffee cherries were dried in a single layer at first, but then in a thicker layer to slow down the drying time. Total drying time was two to three weeks. There's a big jammy body in this coffee which makes a wonderful espresso, but it's also a kick-ass filter coffee if you want to try it that way too.