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FLAVOR NOTES: White tea subtlety, lemonade, orange slice jelly candy, rose floral finish
REGION: Uraga, Guji
PRODUCER: Various Smallholder Farmers / Gogogu Bekaka Washing Station
VARIETY: Ethiopia Landraces (Kurume, Wolisco)
PROCESS: Washed mechanically through delvas and then soaked for 60 hours
ELEVATION: 2000-2280 MASL
FARM NOTES: From deep in the forests of Guji comes Gogogu wet mill, bringing with it incredibly ripe blackberry, blazing acidity, and classic Ethiopian florals like bergamot and jasmine. Believe it or not, the stellar coffees within this high (the highest in all of Ethiopia at 2310 masl), densely forested region in the Uraga woreda were once trucked across the border to Yirgacheffe and sold there as Yirgacheffe coffees because no one had yet recognized their distinct character.
Now coffees within Guji Uraga deserve their own differentiation. In the southernmost forest of the Uraga region lies the Ugo Begne forest and Wate Gogogu community, where the Gogogu washing station produces a truly singular coffee. The wet mill is located on a plain surrounded by smallholder farms that supply cherry to the mill.