Baraka Buna means first coffee in the Amharic language, which we used last year for a wet processed version from this particular washing station. This lot comes from the peak of the harvest, and being a dry process ("DP"), delivery is a bit later than the washed counterparts as processing is more labor and time intensive. But we like the name, and so we're using it again this time around! The coffee comes from the Kochore area, the mill being located not far outside the town of Chele'lektu. The cup quality is top notch. Kochore has produced some of our favorite Yirga Cheffe coffees in the past, with a highly aromatic cup and intense, lively brightness. We find that the dry process lots that come out of this station to show much cleaner, more articulate fruit flavors than the average DP, and with acidity that really helps to prop up the complex cup profile. In 2015 and early 2016, I traveled around and saw some stations managing the large volumes from an abundant harvest quite well and others floundering under the pressure, taking coffee of the drying beds when it was too wet, or layering coffee too thickly. Oddly we saw a lot of overdrying on offer samples as well. This lot was prepared to Grade 1 standards, and the altitudes of area farms range from 1800 to 2100+ meters.