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Ethiopia—Sidamo (Guji) G1 Natural

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Tasting notes
Heavy body, chocolate, cherry, raspberry, caramel
Cupping Scorecard
86 / 100
General roasting guidelines
Good for Espresso
Yes
Region Details
Sidamo; Guji district
Farm
N/A
Farmer
N/A
Process
Natural/Dry processed
Harvest Season / Year
2018
Altitude
1,900m (Very high)
Cultivars
Ethiopia heirloom varieties
Certifications
N/A
Grade
G1
Description

This is a Grade 1 natural processed coffee from the Guji area in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia. This coffee cups like a well known Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee we carried for quite some time, often touted as a "blueberry bomb." We selected this coffee because of those same features, while making a slight upgrade.

These coffees are the same heirloom Ethiopia varieties grown in the two other prominent coffee regions of Ethiopia (Yirgacheffee and Harrar) and are natural/dry processed coffees, lending to juicy fruit flavors. They are grown very high above the Great Rift Valley, in fertile soil, loads of rain and at the hands of expert farmers.

Such coffees are noted for their almost explosive aroma, dramatic floral and fruit notes, and elegant body that one might often more closely associate with teas. A beautifully refined cup characterized by strong citrus acidity, caramel-like chocolate and complex floral notes.

This natural/dry process coffee has a softer tone and heavier body than its washed counterparts from Ethiopia, but the strawberry and raspberry fruit is delightful and forward in this cup. Vibrant, rich acidity with a lasting, full finish.

For those who came to love our Yirgacheffe Wenago, your first sip will explain why we selected this. And we think you'll agree it's a juicier upgrade.