Ethiopia Gargari Gutiti G1 Fully Washed

Floral, lemon, black grape, chocolate
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002044-1
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About This Coffee

Gargari Gutiti washing station is a cherry processing facility in Banko, Gedeb, which specialises in experimental processes for Primrose, a specialty coffee company and one of our producer partners in the region.

Gargari Gutiti sits at 1,983masl and is notable for its highly strict and uncompromising standards. The small farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc 74110, 7412 and 74165, sub-varieties of traditional Ethiopian heirloom varieties on small garden plots around their homes.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Banko, Gedeb (nr. Yirgacheffe)
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
Processing Washed
Processing Description Fully Washed
Growing Altitude 1900m - 2100m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Gagari Gutiti station is located in the kebele (village) of Banko in Gedeb district, Gedeo zone, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. The station is not far from Gedeb town and is broadly considered as part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.

The local indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.

The Process

Ripe cherries are delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping, before fermentation for 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. After this point the parchment coffee is thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 10-12 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned peri- odically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.


  • Subregion Banko, Gedeb (nr. Yirgacheffe)
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Gargari Gutiti
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Fully Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg €13.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002044-1
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Hamburg