The Guji Region is one of the most remote coffee regions, but also produces some of the most legendary coffees. The Alaka mill processed this coffee grown by the farmers in the surrounding village. It is a natural processed coffee to accentuate the fruity and sweet tastes of this Ethiopian bean.
The heirloom varietals grown here are wildly fruity, and you want to roast this bean light in order to enjoy them. You want to roast this like you would any other natural processed Ethiopia coffee. Just out of first cracks, you get sweet cherry and raspberry notes, some floral aroma (jasmine), and some acidity. It's a grade 1 process, and the beans are very clean and well sorted. I prefer brewing this as a pourover versus a french press. The french press does have a slight murkiness, whereas a pourover is clean and crisp.
August 2018 arrival in USA.