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310 g bag

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Introducing our newest addition, the Ethiopia Buku Hambela Natural. This new coffee has intense flavors of blueberry jam, peach, and cantaloupe. The sealed, oxygen-less environment encourages specific microbial interactions, often resulting in bright, fruity naturals with complex floral and citrus notes.

Sourced from the region of Buku situated within the Hambela Wamena District of the esteemed Guji Zone, this coffee is meticulously cultivated and processed under the watchful eye of farmer Esayas Beriso. Carefully picked at peak maturity, each bean embodies the essence of the lush Ethiopian landscape. Raised on Dry African Beds, this coffee undergoes a unique preparation method, further enhancing its distinctive profile. Experience the unparalleled quality and richness of Ethiopian Buku Hambela Natural – a testament to the dedication and expertise of the farmers and producers behind every cup.


Buku is one of the highest elevated coffee growing areas in Ethiopia with a pick altitude of 2,350 meters above sea level where this coffee is grown and prepared.

The farm plots are scattered with the coffee trees looking healthier and are located at distant. Farmers in the surrounding area transport the red cherry picked through horses due to the uneven topography of the village. Once the coffee cherries are deliver it to the station at intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours. After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry. Grades in Ethiopia depend on visual inspection for defects and on cup quality. Grade 1 is considered the highest quality coffee. Grade 1 and 2 are considered specialty coffee, grade 3-9 are classified as commercial coffee. Grade 1 is free of cup faults and taints and has zero quakers.

Our in-country partner has been experimenting with new processing methods as a way to increase value and stand out among a growing number of specialty washing stations in Ethiopia. They have been trialing anaerobic fermentation with several of their washing stations in Yirgacheffe since 2015.



Uraga washing station receives cherry from farmers in the surrounding region. The station is located in Guji, a coffee growing region that was once part of Yirgacheffe but whose microclimate produces such unique coffee, that it was allocated as its own coffee growing region. Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. Guji farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families. In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default.

Farmers in Guji typically use very few—if any—fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family. To capitalize on the magnificent climate, Uraga washing station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry. Training focuses on procedures for harvesting and transporting cherry. While Ethiopia is famous as coffee’s birthplace, today it remains a specialty coffee industry darling for its incredible variety of flavors.



While full traceability has been difficult in recent history, new regulations have made direct purchasing possible. We’re partnering directly with farmers to help them produce top quality specialty lots that are now completely traceable, adding value for farmers and roasters, alike. The exceptional quality of Ethiopian coffee is due to a combination of factors. The genetic diversity of coffee varieties means that we find a diversity of flavor, even between (or within) farms with similar growing conditions and processing. In addition to varieties, processing methods also contribute to end quality.

The final key ingredients for excellent coffee in Ethiopia are the producing traditions that have created the genetic diversity, processing infrastructure and great coffee we enjoy today. Most producers in Ethiopia are smallholders, and the majority continue to cultivate coffee using traditional methods. As a result, most coffee is grown with no chemical fertilizer or pesticide use. Coffee is almost entirely cultivated, harvested and dried using manual systems.

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Daniel R Mendoza

*****

Super tasty

Think I've ordered this one three times so far, its too good. Haven't had a bad cup yet, been using my aeropress to brew, its delightful

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William Ruiz

*****

Delicious

Very smooth fruit forward tasting coffee.

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Tony Tseung

***

Not as good as what used to be

The one that carried this name had been great in the past. This we have today is merely comparable to the Worka as half bag. Yields are bad I guess.

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Ron Korner

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Not Your Typical Yirgacheffe

Roasted beans as received prior to grinding are not as aromatic as previous numerous Yirgacheffe’s I’ve bought. I prepared the coffee as usual using French press method. My expectations were to experience floral overtones and taste flavors of berries and fruit with a bergamot finish. My tastebuds found the coffee I’ve made lack the brightness or sweet floral or citrusy notes (berry or bergamot) which I have come to associate with Yirgacheffes. Overall this coffee has a very strong terroir and earthy flavor, that wasn’t enhanced by floral fragrances or aroma. Not unpleasant, but not what I expected. For me, it lacks the complexity I have been accustomed to. I plan to try varying the ratio of coffee to water and water temperature to see if I can coax out more of the floral notes and flavor complexities.

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Tipu Raza

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This is ok

Would prefer the roast to be a little lighter with more fruit forward notes and acidity. Nice enough though.

William Ruiz

*****

Delicious

Very smooth fruit forward tasting coffee.

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