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Ethiopia Uraga Gogogu

Gogogu, a remote coffee-growing region in Ethiopia's Oromia, is known for its dedicated farmers who maintain ancestral practices despite challenging conditions, producing exceptional quality coffee recognized worldwide. The resultant cup produced is laden with stone fruit sweetness and a subtle spice indicative of the mixed heirloom varieties Ethiopian coffee is known for.


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Level: Light  |  Agtron # 75


Variety:
Landrace
Process:
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Apricot, Wildflower Honey, Nutmeg, Chamomile Tea
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Variety:
Landrace
Process:
Washed, Raised-Bed Dried
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Apricot, Wildflower Honey, Nutmeg, Chamomile Tea

Story

Each season, we portion out a significant amount of our Ethiopia position for early Red Fox selections. We have long worked with our friend Aleco at Red Fox for both Uraga and Agaro coffees. These stellar selections are usually the first fresh offerings to arrive from Ethiopia. This particular offering we selected as a spot offer after it arrived stateside. We were impressed with both the structure and acidity of this coffee - simultaneously balanced and bright, this brings all the acidities we'd come to expect from a stellar washed process from Guji. Read more below.

Gogogu and Uraga, by Red Fox Coffee
Gogogu hails from the Dida Haro Hada Raro kebele (town) in the Uraga district of Guji, located in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. Oromia, the largest region of Ethiopia, is home to over 30 million people and includes Guji, one of the oldest coffee-growing areas in the country. Dida Haro Hada Raro is remote and challenging to reach, especially during the rainy season. Gogogu, which means "dry" in Oromiffa, is also the name of the principal mountain in the area. To reach Dida Haro Hada Raro, one must fly to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, take a local flight to Hawassa, and then drive another five hours on dirt roads.

The Dida Haro Hada Raro houses Gogogu’s processing center, where local producers deliver their cherries, transported from their farms by horse, mule, or donkey. These farms are located 30 to 90 minutes away along dirt roads that become muddy and hazardous during the rainy season.

Previously, the local rainy seasons lasted only a few months per year, but due to climate change, they now extend to almost the entire year. This shift complicates all forms of work, particularly transport during the harvest season, which lasts from December to February. Producers take advantage of sunny days to harvest and transport as much coffee as possible, but these days are becoming increasingly rare.

Gogogu’s producers use intercropping with false banana trees, maize, Korch, Wanza, and Sesa for shade, choosing based on the coffee plant's age and needs. The soil is a highly fertile sandy loam with good water retention and drainage. With proper planting practices, it is self-sufficient and does not require fertilizer to produce high-quality coffee.

The farmers of Gogogu belong to the Oromo people and speak Oromiffa. They maintain certain ancestral customs and lead a quiet lifestyle centered around coffee farming. Many families struggle with a lack of electricity and drinking water. Children often start school at age nine because they have to travel long distances to reach the nearest school. Due to this education gap, most young people in the area dedicate themselves to agriculture, growing potatoes, coffee, maize, or false banana trees on their parents' or neighbors’ farms.

Despite the challenges of life in Gogogu, the producers are recognized in the specialty coffee world for their great dedication, ancestral coffee wisdom, and exceptional quality.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami & Origami Cone

Coffee: 15g

Water: 250g @ 204°F

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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 30g
0:45 - Center Pour - 100g
1:15 - Spiral to Center - 200g
2:00 - Spiral Pour - 250g
Drain 3:30

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$5.25

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred while moving the palletized coffee from New Jersey to our roastery in Arkansas.

$0.08

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.92

Cup Score

87

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$10.78
$5.25
$0.08
$5.45
$1.80
$1.92
87
B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$5.25
$0.08
$5.45
$10.78
$1.80
$1.92
87
12301lbs
B
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