Rogue Wave Coffee - Ethiopia, Tibe Haro Guji Uraga
Tasting notes: Apricot | Grapefruit | Mango | Iced Tea
Origin: Goro Dimtu, Uraga, Guji, Orimia, Ethiopia
Washing station: Hana Asrat - Tibe Haro
Producer: Feku Jebril and Hana Asrat
Growers: 510 smallholder farmers surrounding the area
Harvest: Late 2020
Variety: 74110, 74112, and local landraces
Elevation: 1800-2100 MASL
Process: fully washed, sun-dried on raised beds
Drying: 12-15 days on African raised beds
More about this coffee:
The Tibe Haro washing station is founded by Fekadu Jebril in 2010 and named for his wife, the Hana Asrat washing station is situated in the forest of Yabitu Koba/Harsu near Tibe Haro seifir (neighborhood).
The Uraga district offers up some of the highest elevations throughout Ethiopia, with coffees that are dense in structure, loaded with fruits and sweetness. These high elevations and dense cell structures mean slower ripening times, which translate to simply gorgeous coffees.
Many of the trees in this area are younger, having been introduced through the JARC (Jimma Agricultural Research Center) for particular cup quality in these microclimates. These varieties are identified by the numerical designations - 74110 and 74112. Other coffee varieties are numerous throughout these growing areas and are predominantly Ethiopian heirloom varieties along with what are sometimes referred to as “Landrace,” a term for naturally adapted local varieties.