A coffee hailing from the Uraga highlands of Guji, this serene and tangy brew is the perfect pair the incoming summer weather. In the cup we find a crisp lemon-lime acidity with hints of black tea over top. A tropical guava note blends the whole thing together.
About Muda Tatesa
In some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes lies Guji’s Uraga region—a dense, mountainous forest spanning close to a thousand miles. Several distinct subregions are tucked into the vast forest, and the biome is ground zero for some of the most extraordinary coffees anywhere in the world. Uraga coffees tend to be layered and nuanced, with delicate florals and bright acidity complementing their strong stone-fruit foundations. The lush impressions of each unique Uraga coffee keeps us continually excited for the region’s next crop.
About the Variety
Dega and Wolisho are regional landrace varieties, both owing their namesakes to indigenous trees of the area. The wood of the Dega tree omits a sweet, fragrant aroma when burned–uncannily similar to the scent of coffee roasting. An Amharic word, “dega” roughly translates to “cool highland area”–a description also relevant to the agro-ecological conditions where Dega coffee grows.
The Wolisho tree is native to Gedeo and the surrounding area. This tree bears large fruit, but annual yield can be inconsistent, making any harvest when Wolisho cherries carry their true flavor a truly special occasion. For learning more about Ethiopian varieties and how they came to be, we recommend checking out A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Varieties.
Importer: Red Fox
Relationship: 3 years
C market Price: $1.83
Fair-trade minimum: $1.60
Shipping cost: .10/lb
Amount purchased: 180 lbs