GORA ORGANIC specialty coffee
UDDO HADAMMA KEBELE, SHAKISSO WOREDA, GUJI, ETHIOPIA
Cup score 88,75
Varietal: GIBIRINNA & SERTO (74110 & 74112)
BLUEBERRY, LEMON, MILK CHOCOLATE, ORANGE MARMALADE, STRUCTURED AND LONG LASTING ACIDITY WITH BUTTERY MOUTHFEEL
Gora is the name of the Sub Bekele where the Gora group of farmers are located, the Gora village is part of the bigger bekele called Uddo Hadamma, in Ethiopia bekele rappresent what we would call municipality. This natural lot has been assembled thanks to the contribution of twenty farmers that live in the village of Gora. All the farmers are growing Gibirrina/Serto variety (74110 & 74112) those are local landraces from Guji that had been isolated and selected for their disease resistant qualities. The coffee is growing beneath the canopy of indigenous trees on rich loam soil typical of the luscious hill of Guji, on average each farmers own 2.5 ha of land dedicated exclusively to coffee growing. All of these farmers are trained in agronomy and post-harvest practices by the "King of Guji", Ture Waji, whom is also running the drying stations. What's unique about how these drying stations are managed, including Gora, is how the drying beds had been handled, each day lot is tracked with a tag and kept separate from the other. Each tag is listing the specific delivery and the start date of drying and relative Moisture Content Readings for each day, in order to guarantee a slow even drying process to insure quality and longevity of the coffee.