This very exciting coffee comes from young trees, extreme altitudes, and the watchful eye of the inimitable Kadir Jabril. It is exceptionally complex, packed with intoxicating honeysuckle, passion fruit, and a lively citrus acidity.
The woreda (district) of Uraga has quickly become recognized as one of the most celebrated and prized coffee-producing regions in Ethiopia. A lot of this has to do with staggering altitudes, the young age of the coffee plants, and the nutrient density of the region’s soils. However, the work and dedication of the Jabril brothers—specifically Kadir for this particular washing station—cannot be overstated. The vast majority of this coffee is produced mainly in ‘gardens’, which means that the individual producers tend only a hectare or two of land around their home.