This coffee comes to us from the Guji zone of Ethiopia.
Like Yirgacheffe, coffees from the Guji area were previously categorized together with coffees from Sidamo which is actually a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central and southern Ethiopia. However, Guji coffees are said to be quite distinct from either Yirgacheffe or Sidamo coffee. Located in the southern portion of Sidamo, the people of Guji have a long tradition of coffee cultivation. They are called the Oromo people. Guji is one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is named after a tribe of the Oromo people.
Coffee cherries from growing partners in the Guji region are brought to the mill where they are processed and dried in the farmers’ desired method. This particular Ethiopia Guji was grown at an altitude of 2300 MAS, imparting natural sweetness onto the bean, and then brought to the mill where the coffee cherries were dried in full sunlight on raised beds. This process of leaving the fruit on the bean while drying the naturally-sweet coffee allows for its fruity notes to shine through.
Expect a vibrant but smooth cup with a crisp acidity accompanied by notes of dark chocolate, apricot, and honey
- 2300 mas
- Crisp lime