A sweet citrus like fresh-squeezed lemonade is paired with tropical, passionfruit aromatics in a coffee that’s almost as lively as the community who produces it.
Three hours southeast of Yirgacheffe in the Oromia region of Southern Ethiopia,
Uraga is a special woreda that serves as home to the Layo Teraga cooperative.
Run by some of the most animated and enthusiastic people we came across
during recent Ethiopia travels, it comes as no surprise that this coffee sings with
complexity and character every time it lands on our cupping table..
The Layo Teraga Cooperative is supplied by approximately 500 member
smallholder farmers scattered about the staggering altitudes found in Uraga. Ripe
coffee cherries are disk-pulped and fermented for 48 hours before dried on raised
beds. One of the hallmarks of great Ethiopian coffees, it is to this thorough process
that coffees like Layo Teraga owe their cleanliness and delicate complexity.
Various Smallholder Farmers
Lemonade, Passionfruit, Lively