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Ethiopia Guji Washed

Ethiopia Guji Washed

Guji is a region that was pooled together with Sidamo until a few years ago. Located in the southern portion of Sidamo, Guji is now one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is categorized distinctly from Sidamo or Yirgacheffe. This one is from  the Layo Taraga co-op. 

It is one of the most rural remote areas imaginable. 8 hours of dusty, nearly impassable dirt roads with incredible views. Sometimes the coffee has to be packed out with horses because travel is so difficult.

Being a washed coffee, you would expect the fruit to be more subdued, but it actually has a really strong peach and citrus flavor.  The aroma is amazing, and the taste doesn't disappoint. It has full body, creamy mouthfeel instead of being tea-like like many washed Ethiopian coffees. Similar to a washed Yirgacheffe, we roast it lightly, roughly 30 seconds after the 1st cracks have stopped is our sweet spot.  Erring too light will make it sour.  Erring too dark will make it bitter. We taste peach, citrus, mango, flowers, pear, with an enjoyable effervescent acidity, overall sweetness, crystal clean aftertaste. Washed Ethiopia coffees are a lot easier and more consistent to roast than natural processed. 

US Arrival December 2022

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