Quality Report - Ethiopia Guji Uraga Natural

About This Coffee

Uraga is a woreda in the Guji zone, where coffee is grown on very small farms (less than 1/2 hectare each on average) alongside corn, barley, beans, and wheat. Both Washed and Natural coffees are produced at the Uraga washing station.

According to the washing station manager, most of the coffee delivered to the factory is Bourbon: While Bourbon is a variety better-known in Central and South America, the same term is used colloquially in Ethiopia to describe certain coffee berry-disease-resistant cultivars. The Ethiopian "Bourbon" is typically genetically removed from the ones found elsewhere around the world.

Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.

Farm Information

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Region: Guji
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: Uraga
  • Producer: Various Small Producers
  • Variety: Heirloom
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 2250 - 2300masl
  • Harvest: November - January
  • Sourcing Partner: Cafe Imports
  • Quality Score: 87

Roast Level: 


Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Jasmine and Honey
  • Flavour: Mandarin, Jasmine, Strawberry, Cacao Nibs
  • Aftertaste: Clean Cacao Nibs finish
  • Acidity: Mandarin
  • Body: Jasmine and Strawberry
  • Balance & Overall: A great natural Ethiopian with a good balance with fruity and floral flavours

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 20g In, 42g Out, 27 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 44g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 2 Minute 00 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)