Gogugu Bekaka #2 - LIMITED ROAST

Regular price $20.00

ETHIOPIA

TASTING: Raspberry & flowers, aromatic
WASHING STATION: Gogugu Bekaka
ORIGIN: Uraga, Guji 
VARIETIES: Ethiopian Landraces (Kurume, Wolisco)
ELEVATION: 2,000 - 2,280 masl
PROCESS: Washed
HARVEST: December 10, 2020 - January 5, 2021


Net wt. 10oz (285g) 

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Fresh crop Ethiopia is here! In the cup, you'll be hit with sparkling acidity, raspberry, plum, lemon, and sweet florals (particularly jasmine) in the finish. This is our replacement for our 2020 Good Food Awards Winner Ethiopia Ardi Organic and the quality is right on par with it, so you know it's good. Enjoy!  

From our importer:

"From deep in the forests of Guji comes Gogogu wet mill, bringing with it incredibly
ripe blackberry, blazing acidity, and classic Ethiopian florals like bergamot and jasmine.
Believe it or not, the stellar coffees within this high (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.

Now coffees within Guji Uraga deserve their own differentiation. In the southernmost forest of the Uraga region lies the Ugo Begne forest and Wate Gogogu community, where the Gogogu washing station produces a truly singular coffee. The wet mill is located on a plain surrounded by smallholder farms that supply cherry to the mill.

Managed by lifelong coffee trader Kedir Jebril (brother of Larcho Torka producer Abdi Jebril and Yabitu Koba producer Feku), Gogugu’s coffee goes through a meticulous process: he leaves freshly peeled seeds underwater for 60 hours compared to the average washing station’s 48. Coffees are then washed vigorously in elongated channels while also being selected for quality. The less dense Grade 2 quality beans are sifted off the top of the channel and taken to their own drying stations. The denser Grade 1 coffees eventually make it to a soaking tank where they’ll sit overnight removing any excess mucilage from the seed before they’re sent to the drying beds. Kedir keeps his parchment coffee covered in mesh for the first 5-6 days in order to avoid cracking and direct exposure to sunlight which can damage the integrity of the beans. After this first drying period the coffee is then opened to sunlight and left to dry for another 5-6 days before being conditioned in the storage warehouse for upwards of a month.

For more information, see this link."

 PREORDER ─ This coffee will roast and ship on 9/22. ─  PREORDER ─

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday 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.