Name: Dinkinesh: Yabitu Koba
Region: Uraga, Guji, Ethiopia
Tasting Notes: white peach, crisp pear, green grape, in a juicy cup.
Producers: Yabitu Koba community
Varieties: Dega, Kurume
Altitude: 2,160 - 2,320 MASL
Recommended Brew Ratios:
Espresso: 1:2.2 - 1:2.3 (17.5-18g in, 38.5-41.5 out, 25-28 seconds)
Batch Brew: 1:16
Located in the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the highlands of Guji, Uraga is considered one of the highest-elevation coffee-growing areas of Ethiopia with an altitude of 2,310 meters.
This lot is comprised of deliveries from farmers of the Yabitu Koba community, who deliver to the Gogugu Washing Station, located in the Wate Gogugu Village of the Uraga woreda (district). The wet mill is owned and operated by SNAP Specialty Coffees.
Some of the best Ethiopian coffees that have been on our menu have come from the SNAP mills.SNAP Specialty Coffees is owned and operated by Negusse Debela who has not been in the coffee industry for his whole career. He is known in Ethiopia as a computer guy, running a successful computer part import company. While coffee does not seem like a natural leap, he was inspired during a trip to Minnesota where he tasted a pour-over at a café that gave him an epiphany.
At that moment, Negusse realized the potential of coffee in his home country, and upon returning, he got right to work. He began by touring coffee processing sites throughout southern Ethiopia to understand the farming and processing better. From that initial tour, he was determined to set his company SNAP on a course to be one of the highest-quality exporters in Ethiopia.
In early 2019, SNAP finished the final touches on their own export dry mill, giving them full control of their product and quality.
The hard work, attention to detail, and community support are without a doubt showing up in the cup. This washed community lot is bursting with floral aromatics, tropical punch vibes and vanilla sweetness in the cup. It's a coffee you just want to keep sipping on.
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