Tasting Notes: Peach, Lemon, Black Tea

Tasting Notes: Peach, Lemon, Black Tea

Item information

Uraga Samii

Item information

<b>Guji, Ethiopia</b>


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!

Sign in  or  Join   to see what days we are roasting this coffee on.

You must have received this item in order to comment.

Sign in to comment


4.0 out of 5

Zesty Lemon Surprise

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

Steven Morgan


Member Since

September '18

5.0 out of 5

Nice Ethiopian

Lemon stood out most and also black tea.

Alexis Triana


Member Since

April '18

5.0 out of 5

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!

Aaron Bloomfield

Jackson Heights

Member Since

May '17

3.0 out of 5

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.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

3.5 out of 5

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.

Kristen Gardner


Member Since

November '18

4.0 out of 5

Bright and flavorful!

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

Daniel S Bieler


Member Since

September '18

5.0 out of 5

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!

Suzanne Caster

Elkins Park

Member Since

July '14

5.0 out of 5

Good coffee

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

Michael Barrett


Member Since

October '17

5.0 out of 5

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!

Alex Groves

Steamboat Springs

Member Since

November '18