Uraga Raro Espresso - Ethiopia, Guji
Altitude: 2000 m.a.s.l.
Harvested: December 2020
Taste notes: Structured and buttery with notes of citrus and black tea
250 or 1000 grams of whole coffee beans roasted for espresso.
Uraga Raro is a washing station located at 2000 meters above sea level in the Guji zone in the south of Ethiopia. During our trip there in 2019 we travelled with SNAP Coffee Exporters who owns and operates the Uraga Raro station. They buy the ripe, freshly picked coffee cherries from around 430 producers, their neighbouring farms and semi-forest land. Ethiopia has long been known to be very fertile and rich of natural resources and the area around Uraga may be especially so. Its mineral rich soil and climate gives the producers very high yielding trees with an average of 3 kilograms of coffee cherries per tree every harvest. Numbers aside, what made this coffee really stand out for us was its mouthfeel. Beautifully structured with a soft buttery sensation, along with its clean crisp citrus notes it almost reminds us of a glass of light Chardonnay. Paired with delicate notes of Earl Grey tea this one is going to shine both as filter coffee and espresso.