Ethiopia Guji G1 Wubanchi Supernatural (30kg)

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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status ETA Sep 2022
Lot Number P8001826-2
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About This Coffee

Guji Wubanchi station is a cherry processing facility in Mesina, Guji zone. The station is situated at 1,980masl and processes cherries from hundreds of local smallholder farmers.

‘Supernatural’ is a new processing method which augments the traditional natural sun-drying process by increasing opportunity for controlled aerobic fermentation during drying (more details below)

The small farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc 74110, 7412 and 74165 sub-varieties of traditional Ethiopian heirloom varieties on small garden plots around their homes.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Muje village, Mesina District, Guji Zone
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Guji Wubanchi
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Supernatural
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT GUJ G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Guji Wubanchi station is located in the kebele (village) of Muje in Mesina district, Guji zone, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. This region borders the now famous Yirgacheffe district, the coffees from which have dominated specialty production for a number of years. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.

The local indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.

The Process

In traditional Ethiopian specialty natural processing, cherries are spread in a thin layer over a raised bed and dried in indirect or direct sunlight. For supernatural, cherries spread in a thick layer on racks in a semi-permeable box, restricting access to sunlight while allowing limited airflow and oxygenation. This extends the overall drying time and increases the natural fermentation of the latent sugars in the cherries over the course of the drying period.
 
In order to ensure consistency, prevent over-fermentation, and avoid mould formation, it is essential that the conditions are strictly monitored throughout. Temperature, Brix and moisture readings are recorded periodically and small adjustments to airflow and ambient temperature are made accordingly.
 
Once the optimum moisture content has been reached (around 12.5%) the cherries are rested in a cool environment prior to secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting, handpicking and bagging in Grainpro for export).

 

  • Status Afloat
  • Subregion Muje village, Mesina District, Guji Zone
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Guji Wubanchi
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Supernatural
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT GUJ G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 1950m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Region Guji,Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001826-2
  • Price Per Kg €28.35