At some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes lies Guji’s Uraga region, a dense, mountainous forest that spans almost a thousand miles. Within the immense forest lies an array of distinct subregions, where we source some of the most extraordinary and sought-after coffees we see anywhere in the world. Uraga coffees are profoundly nuanced with a piquant floral and a bright, complex acidity like lime and bergamot backed by stone fruit sweetness like ripe peach. When one tastes Guji coffees, look for that taste that we describe as almost scallion-like when fresh, which ripens into that unparalleled floratily on arrival.
Welichu Washu is a central washing station, established October 2017, employs over 750 people at three processing sites during peak season and services thousands of farmers. Coffee is grown in and around the vast Ugo Begne forest and classified as forest, semi-forest or garden grown. The variety grown is Ethiopia Landraces or identified as Kudum recognized as Bourbon which accounts for 90% of all delivered coffee to this station.