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Kelloo Uraga, Ethiopia

Kelloo Uraga, Ethiopia

Regular price $25.00
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Complexclean and juicy, with flavours of peach lemonadebergamot, and nectarineWhite sugar and candy sweet. Long finish.


Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Guji
Producer: Layio Washing Station
Elevation: 1900 - 2000 masl
Variety: Heirloom
Process: Washed


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The Layio washing station was founded in 2018 and is located in Guji (Uraga). The station sits on a small hill at an altitude of 1900 - 2000 masl with good sunlight exposure and cold winds hitting the slope.

The average farm size where these coffees are produced is 0.5 - 2 hectares, with good, semi-forest and garden type of vegetation.
There are approximately 1800 - 2400 trees planted per hectare, with each tree estimated to produce around 3 kg of cherry.

Cherries are collected manually, and hand sorted later. The skin and fruit pulp are removed before the machine grades the parchment in water. These cherries are sorted as 1st or 2nd grade, depending on their density.

The coffee is then wet-fermented for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the weather, and then washed in channels and graded in water by density.

The ones with lower density (lower quality) will float and are removed, leaving only the denser, and therefore higher quality beans. After fermentation, soaking takes place for 6 hours.

The coffee is then carefully piled up in layers which are 2 cm in height and dried over a 13-day period, followed by hand sorting for 2-4 hours.

After drying, the coffees are packed in jute bags and stored in the local warehouse onsite, separated by process and grade.
Lot sizes can vary from 100 – 300 bags.
This process helps condition the coffee and achieve a more uniform humidity. They will normally be stored 1-2 months before they are moved.

The coffee will sit in parchment in a warehouse in Addis. Samples are thoroughly collected and graded, and water activity and humidity are measured.

When a specific lot is selected for purchase, it is dried milled, graded and bagged.

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