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 particular town is called Adame Gorbota.
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 natural processed sundried coffee, you have to keep it at a light roast, roughly 20 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 and no fruit flavor. We're tasting watermelon, blackberry, peach, lemon. They are classified as Grade 1 which is the highest amount of sorting and least amount of defects.
US Arrival September 2022