Ethiopia, Wuri


Cup Characteristics: Green grape, stone fruit, floral, medium acidity, medium body

Producer: Wuri station, 850 smallholder producers

Region: Gedeb district

Variety: Ethiopia heirloom

Process: Natural

Altitude: 2,000 – 2,100 meters

Wuri is one of the only private washing stations in Worka-Sakaro, located in the heart of the coveted Gedeb grow region. Wuri receives cherries from more than 850 producers who cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land. Upon arrival, cherries are carefully hand sorted and floated to separate out less dense and damaged beans. Then the cherries are placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 18 to 21 days. The cherries are covered during the afternoons to prevent harsh drying in the intense sun. Wuri also has its own dry mill, which allows for traceability all the way through to the final export stage. Earnings are used to fuel social impact in the communities where coffee is sourced. Ranger Industry, the owner of the Wuri station has invested in more localized cherry collection sites to reduce the transportation cost for small producers. They have also contributed to road construction projects that make travel for everyone a bit easier. They are also responding to the local needs for investing in school infrastructure projects.

12oz. – Whole Bean

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