Uraga Washing Station is located in the Guji Zone with over 600 smallholder farmers contributing cherries. These farmers grow their coffee on the mountain slopes of Guji at 1,650 to 2,000 meters above sea level. Guji is part of the Oromia region which shares a border with the Gedeo Zone.
The coffee is grown in the shade of Birbira, Corsica Africana, and Ensete Ventricosum trees. The coffee is picked when the cherries are ripe and then red honey processed. When the coffee is dried it is then milled to remove the husks and stored in a local warehouse before being transported for final processing before shipment.
Notes: Cherry, Orange
Washing Station: Uraga
Zone: Guji Kebele (neighborhood): Uraga
Altitude: 1,650 to 2,000 meters above sea level
Varietal: Indigenous Heriloom Cultivars (Kumie, Diga, Wilsho)
Process: Red Honey Process & Dried on Raised Beds (150 raised beds)