Goro Muda - LIMITED ROAST: LIGHTEST

Regular price $20.00

ETHIOPIA 
  
TASTING: Green tea & fresh berries, floral
PRODUCER: Dagne Chomen
WASHING STATION: Welichu Wachu
ORIGIN: Uraga, Guji Zone
VARIETIES: Ethiopian Landraces
ELEVATION:  2,100 - 2,300 masl
PROCESS: Washed, 72 hours fermentation
HARVEST: Winter 2021-2022

Net wt. 10oz (285g) 

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A new, fresh-crop, washed Ethiopia - always cause for celebration! This particular coffee is a great example of why we have such a love affair with Uraga, Guji: it boasts big-time florals, bright acidity, heavy sweetness, and a sparkling clean profile. In addition to the green tea and fresh berries notes, we also taste lemon, black tea, citrus peel, lavender, and brown spice. If you like great washed Ethiopian coffees, you'll love this. And if you aren't quite sure what's up with a coffee with these kinds of tasting notes, you're in for a real treat! Most people would suggest brewing this as a pourover or with an auto-drip machine, but we really enjoy it via French Press and espresso too (just make sure you extract high enough if you're making espresso - more water is your friend here). 

This coffee is roasted similarly to a "Nordic light" or "ultra-light" roast. It’s important to note that neither “standard light” nor “Nordic light” give any signs of roasty flavor, no matter how high you push your extractions. The only difference is that at a given extraction percentage, let’s say 22%, the Nordic light roast will have slightly more acidity and slightly less sweetness than the standard light roast. This can cause issues if you are equipment-limited to let’s say 20% extraction (like if you have a very cheap grinder). A Nordic light roast coffee may always taste underextracted (sour, vegetal) at that yield, whereas a standard light roast may give you enough sweetness to be an enjoyable brew.

From our importer:

"At some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes lies Guji’s Uraga region, a dense, mountainous forest that spans almost a thousand miles. Within this 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 florality and a bright, complex acidity like lime and bergamot backed by stone fruit sweetness like ripe peach. When we taste Guji coffees, we look for that taste that we describe as almost scallion-like when fresh, which ripens into that unparalleled florality on arrival.

This year, we're even more excited about Uraga due to a new sourcing parnership with an old friend: Dagne Chomen of Welichu Wachu. Years ago, Dagne ran QC for the Oromia Cooperative Union. We connected way back then and spent a ton of time cupping together. Like many other critical supply chain partners we met through Oromia Union, Dagne moved on, worked for private exporters for a few years, then more recently opened his central washing station Welichu Wachu collecting coffee from all over Uraga's vast forests. Dagne himself is from Wollega, which is Oromo territory and lies closer to the Sudan border. Through his time with the Oromia Union he worked extensively in Guji, which is also Oromo territory. He has an intuitive and specific understanding of Uraga, which lies at the center of Guji, and built his centralized washing station in an area called Muda Tatesa that sources from elevations as high as 2300 masl. He’s buying coffee from all the areas we've known and loved in Uraga in the past, as well as some new ones: Yabitu Koba from Feku Jebril, Demicha (which means honey in Oromifa), and Muda Tetessa where the mill is located. Dagne's work in the dry mill is impressive: he's a stickler for process and the coffees were perfect. He's an experienced cupper who's hyper-attuned the opportunities Uraga offers."

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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.