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Ethiopia Gedeb Wuri Grade 0 Natural Process

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When brewed properly, a 12oz. bag of coffee will yield 24 cups and a 5lb. bag will yield 160 cups.

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Farm: 1567 Producers organized around Wuri Washing station
Region: Gedeb
Process: Natural
Variety: BIndigenous landraces
Elevation: 2050-2100 masl

The district of Gedeb takes up the south-eastern corner of Ethiopia’s Gedeo Zone - a narrow section of plateau dense with savvy farmers whose coffee is known as “Yirgacheffe”, named after the zone’s most famous district.

Gedeb, however, is a terroir with history,and community all its own that merits unique designation. The region is a thriving market landscape that links commerce between the Guji and Gedeo Zones and contains an expansive network of coffee processing stations who often buy cherry from across zone borders. Processors across Gedeb would argue that their coffee profiles are not exactly Yirgacheffe, but something of their all their own.

Cup profiles produced closer to Guji than the rest of Yirgacheffe are often the most explosive seen from anywhere in Ethiopia. Natural process coffees tend to have perfume-like volatiles whereas fully washed lots are often sparklingly clean and fruit candy-like in structure. Communities around Gedeb reach some of the highest growing elevations for coffee in the world and have a long history of arabica preservation and genetic diversity.

Worka-Sakaro is a municipality located in northeast Gedeb close to the Guji border. It is a remote but impressively industrious area for coffee production. Of the 1300 hectares that comprise the area, over half of them are planted with coffee. Up to a few years ago when coffee exports were allowed only limited channels, the vast majority of coffee grown in this area was either processed and exported by the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), consolidated under the wide-reaching Worka Cooperative, or sold anonymously through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX).

Today, however, in addition to the Worka Cooperative splitting into multiple smaller co-ops, there are increasing numbers of single farm owners and independent companies who are processing and exporting direct. It is an exciting time in Gedeb, where there's new layers of coffee continuously unfolding as its local industry accelerates.

Currently there are two private washing stations in Worka-Sakaro, one of which is Wuri, whose name in the Gedeo language translates to “high altitude”. The station was originally constructed in 2012 and today is owned by Ranger Industry & Trading PLC. Wuri, aside from producing punchy and beguiling natural coffees, is also focused on achieving a diversity of processing and milling standards in order to iterate on local traditions and expand expectations of coffees from this area.

This “Grade Zero” selection comes from a collaborative effort to design a near-perfect rendition of a top natural, or “sundried” Gedeb. The experimental microlot begins as a carefully-selected full natural batch, sorted for exact consistency and laid out in single layers to dry in the sun on raised beds. Once dried, the coffee is treated to extra sorting steps at the dry mill, including multiple additional passes in the color sorter and a longer, slower hand-removal of imperfections. This particular lot was milled to a precise screen distribution as well: all coffee is 15-16 screen only, in an effort to help roast uniformity and flavor precision. The idea is to present a better-than-Grade 1 result, hence the grade “0”.

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The Press Coffee story begins in 2008 with Steve Kraus and wife Tram Mai who had a passion for great coffee. Not finding the quality they were looking for, they decided to start a specialty coffee shop of their own. Opening just months before the recession of 2008 Steve and his wife were tested from the very start.  Fortunately, their passion and commitment for making great coffee won the loyalty of their customers and kept them afloat. They were able to survive what was a difficult time for many much stronger and Press Coffee was born. 

Over 14 years and 9 valley locations later, Press Coffee has become an Arizona staple among specialty coffee enthusiasts while earning national recognition for their coffees. Although Press has evolved over the years, they have stayed true their beginnings: sourcing the best possible product, using only the best equipment, but most importantly finding team members that share the Press passion for amazing coffee. Remaining quality driven and community focused Press Coffee not only supports Arizona charities but the coffee farmers around the world supplying our passion.

We share our passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee, service and knowledge with our customers and community every day. We roast our coffee Monday - Friday to ensure the freshest cup, whether you're in one of our cafes or your brewing coffee by PRESS at home.

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What is specialty coffee?

Specialty coffee is a category of coffee that is formally rated and scored at least 80 out of 100. Coffee is scored using a scaled that has been created by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) to establish specific desirable attributes within coffee. You’ll often hear the term “specialty coffee shop” which refers to a cafe that serves exclusively coffee that scores over 80pts.

How do I brew my coffee?

Every way to brew coffee can be a great way! We use a Chemex in our cafes, but there are more methods available than we could begin to mention on this FAQ. The keys to great coffee for any method are grinding fresh, using great water, and maintaining an ideal ratio of coffee to water.

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With every coffee we purchase, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we work with on the social, economic, and environmental level. This includes supporting sustainable growing practices, paying fair prices, and sourcing through direct relationships. With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholders farmers, combating climate change, and the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

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We always aim to buy the best coffees available and establish long-term farming relationships. Often times these coffees are certified organic, although they are always coming from farms that have good farming practices. If a coffee is certified organic you will see that noted on the coffee’s page.

What is the roast level of your coffee?

We roast each coffee differently from each other to bring out the best qualities of each lot. Our coffees are a medium to light roast, which promotes more flavor from the beans.

What's the shelf life of coffee?

Coffee is an agricultural product at its core and, although coffee never spoils, its quality does diminish over time. We recommend using coffee within 60 days of its roast date, although we’ve had excellent cups of coffee upwards of 90 days.

What's the best way to store my coffee?

We typically recommend storing coffee in sealed Press coffee bags, in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. For larger quantities of coffee like our 5lb bags, you may choose to use an air-tight container to reduce oxidation and promote a longer shelf life.

When will my order ship?

All of our coffees are roasted to order. We roast, package, and ship coffees Monday - Friday. We typically roast on the 1st business day after and order is placed, package and ship on the 2nd. Ex. If you order on Tuesday, your coffee will be roasted Wednesday and shipped Thursday.

What is your return policy?

Because our coffee is a consumable product with a limited shelf life, we are unfortunately unable to accept returns or exchanges for online orders and subscriptions except under certain conditions such as:

- You received an incorrect item from what was ordered

- Your item was damaged in transit

If you received an incorrect item or your item was damaged in transit, please contact us by emailing info@presscoffee.com with the following information:

Your Full Name, Your Order ID, An attached photo(s) of the item(s) received

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Please contact us. Our friendly customer support team is available to assist Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm AZ MST.

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