At some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes lies Guji’s Uraga region, a dense, mountainous forest that spans almost a thousand miles. Within this huge forest lie three smaller forests, and from these three forests—Yabitu Koba, Larcho Torka, and Harsu Haro—come some of the most extraordinary and sought-after coffees.
Cup character is quintessential northern Guji: pure, clear fruit character along tartaric lines of white grape and white peach. Aged Oolong floral notes perfume the profile. The finish is incredibly long and sweet like Medjool Date.
Established 15 years ago, Kerchanshe has become one of the largest producers and exporters of coffee in Ethiopia. With 350 raised beds, Uraga station serves close to 1900 farmers in the area. Kerchanshe impacts the livelihood of hundreds of coffee growers throughout the southern and southwestern coffee growing regions reinvesting 10% of its annual profits into social programs.