TASTING: Peach & bergamot tea, dizzying
PRODUCER: Feku Jebril
WASHING STATION: Hana Asra
ORIGIN: Yabitu Koba, Uraga, Guji Zone
VARIETIES: Ethiopian Landraces
ELEVATION: 2160 - 2310 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed
HARVEST: Winter 2018
Net wt. 10oz (285g)
Our first fresh-crop Ethiopia of the year! And it sure is spectacular. If you like washed Ethiopians then you're sure to love this. This coffee is the epitome of the "bright and striking" coffee that we love. It excels with literally any brew method, including espresso (just make sure you get a high enough extraction). Enjoy!
From our importer:
"From deep in the forests of Guji comes Yabitu Koba Forest Coffee, bringing with it incredibly ripe red fruits, blazing acidity, and classic Ethiopian florals like bergamot and jasmine.
Believe it or not, the stellar coffees within this elevated (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....
... The coffees within Guji Uraga deserve their own differentiation. In the southernmost forest of the Uraga region lies the Ugo Begne forest and Yabitu Koba village, where the Hana Asrat washing station produces a truly singular coffee. Managed by lifelong coffee trader Feku Jebril (brother of Larcho Torka producer Abdi Jebril), Yabitu Koba coffee goes through a meticulous process: first, it passes through McKinnon depulpers, then moves into washing channels where it loses the rest of its mucilage. It moves into soaking tanks for another 12 hours overnight, and in the morning, it’s laid on drying beds for eight to ten days.
The next step is key to Yabitu Koba’s incredible shelf-life: after drying, the coffees move into the warehouse and rest for a week to condition and stabilize. After that, Feku and his team hand-sort through the parchment, selecting only the cleanest coffee. Because of its incredible potential, consistently realized through meticulous processing, this coffee not only comes in sparkling, it continues to bloom over the course of the year."
Roasting and Shipping Schedule:
Coffee is roasted on Thursdays. If you order anytime up until 12pm (noon) Wednesday, we will roast the next day and ship on Friday. Orders received after 11pm Wednesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.