Uraga Samii

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<b>Variety: </b> Ethiopian Heirloom
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b> Guji, Ethiopia
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<b> Producers:</b> Uraga Small-holders
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<b> Altitude: </b> 2400m
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<p>Some of our all-time favorite coffees have come out of the Guji zone in Ethiopia, and this washed lot from Israel Degfa's Uraga washing station has confidently made a space for itself on that list. Recent changes in Ethiopian commodity regulations have allowed mill owners like Israel the ability to sell directly to exporters rather than routing through the complicated commodities exchange system. This allows for more direct traceability from farm to cup and has given producers more incentive to improve lot quality. All of Israel's mills have seen recent investment in quality control measures, resulting in absolutely stellar coffees this year. Israel has invested the increased premiums from this year's crop in education for local communities around the mills and looks forward to sharing continued success in the years to come. With coffee this remarkable, we wish them all the best! </p>
<p>Uraga Samii is a brilliant coffee with all our favorite characteristics of washed Ethiopian Heirloom beans on display. A vibrant peach note provides the perfect mix of sweetness and tartness, combined with a Meyer lemon note that contributes sparkling citrus acidity. There's also a very notable presence of black tea flavor, reminiscent of the complex floral taste of Earl Grey. This is an intense coffee with lots of different flavors at play, but we love how they all come together to create a stunningly unique coffee that we absolutely love. We knew we had to share this one with the club, and we really want to know what you think about this medley of flavor!</p>

Tasting Notes: Peach, Lemon, Black Tea

Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Origin: Guji, Ethiopia

Producers: Uraga Small-holders

Altitude: 2400m

Some of our all-time favorite coffees have come out of the Guji zone in Ethiopia, and this washed lot from Israel Degfa's Uraga washing station has confidently made a space for itself on that list. Recent changes in Ethiopian commodity regulations have allowed mill owners like Israel the ability to sell directly to exporters rather than routing through the complicated commodities exchange system. This allows for more direct traceability from farm to cup and has given producers more incentive to improve lot quality. All of Israel's mills have seen recent investment in quality control measures, resulting in absolutely stellar coffees this year. Israel has invested the increased premiums from this year's crop in education for local communities around the mills and looks forward to sharing continued success in the years to come. With coffee this remarkable, we wish them all the best!

Uraga Samii is a brilliant coffee with all our favorite characteristics of washed Ethiopian Heirloom beans on display. A vibrant peach note provides the perfect mix of sweetness and tartness, combined with a Meyer lemon note that contributes sparkling citrus acidity. There's also a very notable presence of black tea flavor, reminiscent of the complex floral taste of Earl Grey. This is an intense coffee with lots of different flavors at play, but we love how they all come together to create a stunningly unique coffee that we absolutely love. We knew we had to share this one with the club, and we really want to know what you think about this medley of flavor!

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Steven Morgan

Terre Haute

Member Since
September '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Zesty Lemon Surprise

This Coffee's Lemon and Black Tea notes stood out most to me. The Smooth Lemon made me smile!

10/28/18

Alexis Triana

Doral

Member Since
April '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Nice Ethiopian

Lemon stood out most and also black tea.

10/30/18

Aaron Bloomfield

Long Island City

Member Since
May '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Tasty lemon notes

I always enjoy the fruitiness of Ethiopian coffee and this is a great example. Peach, lemon, and black tea are easily discernible (I also though of lemongrass). I’ll savor this bag!

10/30/18

Randall LaLonde

Glenfield

Member Since
July '15
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Tasty Ethiopian

I like light roasted coffees because of their subtlety--different flavors and taste notes in every bag. This Uraga has pronounced black tea taste, but it's the lemon that helps balance it. Very good coffee.

11/16/18

Kristen Gardner

Norfolk

Member Since
November '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

The black tea stood out to me the most and had a very refreshing quality to it. I prefer a darker roast for my morning cup, but either way it's a lovely roast.

11/25/18

Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Bright and flavorful!

Nice citrus overtones with great depth and clarity. Glad to have experienced this one, very tasty!

11/27/18

Suzanne Caster

Chicago

Member Since
July '14
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Tart Peach Delight!

This full of flavor coffee is seriously incredible. I appreciate the balance of tartness between the peach & lemon notes. Growing up a GA girl, a lovely tart peach is just as pleasing as the super-sweet ones! Combined with the light Earl Grey hints leaves this coffee as truly wonderful!

11/27/18

Michael Barrett

Hiawassee

Member Since
October '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Good coffee

Peach lemon black tea. They all stand out. Love the peach taste in any of your coffee.

12/23/18

Alex Groves

Steamboat Springs

Member Since
November '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

A beautiful, sweet, citrusy coffee

Having now had specialty coffee from several regions, my favorite so far is from the Guji zone of Ethiopia. This coffee is superb and the tasting notes described by MCC are spot on. If high altitude, bright coffee is your thing, don't miss out on this!

12/25/18