This brisk, refreshing light roast opens with sweet aromas of yellow apple, brown sugar, and hazelnut. Notes of almond, green grape, and chocolate accompany peach sweetness in the cup. The body is crisp, with lemon zest acidity leading to an aftertaste of black tea and a touch of ginger.
Producer: Yukro Washing Station
Farm: Kata Muduga Cooperative Union
Region: Agaro Gera, Jimma Zone
Altitude: 6,562 feet | 2,000 masl
Varietal: Heirloom Landraces
Notes: Peach, Black Tea, Lemon Zest
Imported by our friends at Red Fox.
The original Yukro Multipurpose Cooperative was established in 1977. Its current incarnation didn’t find its way to market until just ten years ago, after USAID’s Technoserve project vested the region with brand-new processing equipment, enabling the co-op to showcase the unique character of their coffee and improve the lives of those growing it. Yukro operates under the leadership of the Kata Muduga cooperative union, whose continued investment in the co-ops that it leads makes possible some of the most delicious and coveted coffees in the world.
Thanks to Technoserve’s investment and the stellar leadership of Kata Muduga, Yukro’s processing is immaculate, showcasing the coffee’s natural potential year after year. Penagos processing equipment mechanically removes most of the fruit and mucilage from the seeds, which then soak overnight in fiberglass tanks, allowing remaining sugars to be fully removed from the surface so that the parchment is perfectly clean by the time it hits the drying beds for eight-plus days.
Yukro begins the drying process under a shaded canopy to protect the wet parchment from direct sunlight, preventing parchment cracking and thereby protecting the beans once they do move into the sun.