Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Gagari Gutiti Anaerobic Natural (30kg)

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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status ETA Sep 2022
Lot Number P8001826-5
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About This Coffee

Gargari Gutiti washing station is a cherry processing facility in Banko, Gedeb, which specialises in experimental processes for Primrose, a specialty coffee company and one of our producer partners in the region. This anaerobic natural microlot is sourced from local smallholder farmers whose cherries are processed centrally at the station. Gargari Gutiti sits at 1,983masl and is notable for its highly strict and uncompromising standards.

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 Banko, Gedeb
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Gagari Gutiti
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Gagari Gutiti station is located in the kebele (village) of Banko in Gedeb district, Gedeo zone, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. The station is not far from Gedeb town and is broadly considered as part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. 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 Banko, Gedeb
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Gagari Gutiti
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8001826-5
  • Price Per Kg €28.35