Yabitu Koba coffee is grown in the sub-forest of Yabitu Koba within the greater Uraga forest that spans nearly 1,000 miles. The forest is mountainous and dense, with plenty of natural shade for the coffee to grow in with superb elevations. Although the coffee trees are younger here, they still contain mixed Ethiopian landrace varieties that deliver the floral, bright qualities Ethiopian coffee is known for. The washing station is owned and operated by Feku Jebril, a lifelong coffee trader with a focus dedicated to quality. Beyond a prime environment with coffee and Ethiopian landrace varieties, it is the meticulous processing that makes this coffee sing. The sub-forest Yabitu Koba is bordered by two other sub-forests, Larcho Torka and Yabitu Koba. We released coffee from Larcho Torka earlier this summer, which is produced by Feku’s brother, Abdi.
We’ve been buying “Uraga” coffee on and off for the past four seasons at Madcap under the label “Uraga” including last year when we purchased coffee from Yabitu Koba Forest. This is the first season we are buying multiple Uraga selections from different areas to celebrate and highlight the unique terroir and craftsmanship in each.