Uraga is part of the famed Guji zone, bordered by Shakiso to the south and Borena to the west, both equally familiar names in the realm of exceptional coffees from southern Ethiopia. It's an exciting time of year when carefully selected, fresh Ethiopia offerings finally start to arrive. This season's first offering from Uraga has all of the refined fruit we expect with a less expected roundness and juicy depth reminiscent of ripe plum or red apple skin. Delicate floral aromatics give way to a variety of other stonefruit flavors, from fresh white peach to dried apricot, and add layers of complexity to the cup.
This lot is comprised of six very small lots from the vereda (neighborhood or settlement) of San Antonio. San Antonio is located in the province of Inza, in the greater department of Cauca. This vereda is home to some very high altitude farms ranging from 1600-2000 meters and producing mostly Caturra and Typica with some regional hybrids mixed in. The coffees are pulped using hand crank pulpers, fermented and washed, and then dried in the sun on raised covered beds.
This community lot consists of the very best production from 10 small producers from the small town of La Union de Chirinos. 'La Union' is widely renowned as being one of the best areas for specialty coffee production due to its climatic conditions and high altitude. The 10 producers contributing to this lot have an average of 20 years of producing coffee in this privileged region of Peru. They are all committed, above all, to renewing old coffee plantations by planting varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon to improve cup quality.
Since starting La Falda over 20 years ago, José Rueda and his family have built a farm of over 10,000 caturra trees. They use a five day fermentation method, adding coffee to the mix every day of the week and changing to fresh water daily. The farm is 10 hectares but only 3 are planted with coffee. The rest is planted with corn, beans and tomatoes, which help the family to supplement their income year round. As such, the farm only produces around 55 bags of green coffee a year. Their coffee became more widely recognized after winning a competition in Antioquia and then taking 7th place in the Colombian Cup of Excellence. La Falda is an excellent filter option, producing structured citrus acidity and deep sugary sweetness.
marzipan, honeydew, cherry
Guatemala Santa Isabel | San Cristobal Verapaz, Coban | 1400-1600 masl | Washed
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For Skyline, we select and roast coffees that produce articulate sweetness, complexity, and body. Our roast profile is optimized for espresso extraction.
Big Joy Espresso
refined sugar, cherry, chocolate wafer
Espresso Developed for Milk | Guatemala Santa Isabel | San Cristobal Verapaz, Coban | Washed
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Big Joy is a slightly more developed roast than Skyline, and pairs exceptionally well with milk. We use Big Joy for all of our milk-based drinks at our flagship cafe and it brews a dynamic, layered solo shot as well. But don't count it out as a filter option! It's delicious and sweet brewed with your favorite brewer.
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