Fortitude Coffee - Guji, Ethiopia - Espresso
- Location: Guji, Ethiopia
- Varietals: JARC Varieties, Local Heirloom
- Process: Natural
- Elevation: 1925 - 1945 masl
- Weight: 250g
- Roast: Espresso
Uraga washing station is located in Guji, a coffee growing region that was once part of Yirgacheffe but whose microclimate produces such unique coffee, that is was allocated as its own coffee growing region. Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional with Guji farmers typically intercropping their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholder farmers because it maximises land use and provides food for their families. In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farmers are also organic by default meaning farmers in the region typically use very few - if any - fertilisers or pesticides. To capitalise on the magnificent climate, Uraga washing station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherries.
This particular lot has been hand sorted at intake, pulped and fermented for 48 hours, after which, parchment was washed and then soaked in clear water before being brought to the raised drying beds where it was sun dried for approximately 18 days. The resulting cup is a terrific expression of the iconic Natural Ethiopian - bright tropical fruit notes and heady florals built upon rich textures and a slight boozy quality.