Light Roast Blend of the Month - Ethiopian Guji Grade 1Ethiopia
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Bright Peach & Fruity
About the coffee
Sourced directly by us, we can now offer you this wonderful Grade 1 Guji coffee directly from our roastery. Available to buy as roasted, ground to your preference, or indeed green beans to roast yourself, Guji, is such a wonderfully aromatic and incredibly smooth coffee, will leave you wanting more!
About the growers
Guji is one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is named after a tribe of the Oromo people. Guji is bordered on the south by Borena, on the west by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, on the north by the Ganale Dorya River which separates it from Bale and on the east by the Somali Region. The highest point in the zone is Mount Dara Tiniro.
Like Yirgacheffe, coffees from the Guji area were previously categorised together with coffees from Sidamo (a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central-south Ethiopia). However Guji coffees are 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 and the hills and landscape allow for particular cultivars to develop in this region.
- Coffee Name/Type: Guji Washed Grade 1
- Country of Origin: Ethiopia
- Region/Area: Sidamo
- Min Altitude (Meters above sea-level): 1650
- Max Altitude (Meters above sea-level): 1800
- Process: Washed
- Average Rainfall: 1600-1800mm
- Average Annual Temperatures: 22-28
- Miller Name: Ambela Wuhamena Washing Station
- Farmer Name: Muhaba Osman
- Certification Body: Conventional
- Cup Profile: Ripen fruit, intense bright peach like honey
- Body: Rich, sweet and spicy.
- Cupping Score: 87
- There are jasmine and honey aromatics, vivid citrus notes, dashes of cardamon and nutmeg spice, and a remarkable clarity and resolution of these flavours in the aftertaste. It's not for those unsure about bright, dynamic acidity in coffee. But if you like great Kenya's, and the punctuated and piquant highest-grown centrals then you might have the palate for this Yirgacheffe.
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