Ethiopia Guji *NEW*
Recently we ran out of our regular retail bags on a project and resorted back to stamping. We liked how it looked, so though we’d sell it like that. This is the Ethiopia Guji, our house Ethiopian coffee. This iteration is from Suke Quto, and it tastes pretty great. Floral aromatics hit first, with big flavors of black tea and mango and a raspberry acidity. This sweetie of a coffee is easy drinking, reminding us of simpler times of yesteryear.
Elevation: 2000-2100 MASL
Farmer: Smallholder Producers
Notes: Raspberry, Black Tea, Sugar, Mango
Harvest: January 2019
Contents: 12oz/340g bag of Whole Bean Coffee
About sourcing in Ethiopia:
We have been sourcing the majority of our Ethiopian coffees through Trabocca coffee importers for a number of years now. They visit coops and washing stations through out Yirgacheffe, from classic washing stations like Worka, Reko and Sakaro in the south, to the Adado coops of the north. We are communicating with their green buyers during the harvest, milling and are ready to cup. Cupping individual day lot out turns from these washing stations allows them to select only the most pristine lots. Our long standing relationship has allowed us to get access to some of the most top tier washed coffees out of the Yirgacheffe region, and get them shipped directly to our roastery in Seattle. We paid $3.87/lb FOB for this green coffee.
When we selected our lineup of washed Ethiopian coffees for the 2019-2020 season, we kept a keen eye on which coffees had the most stability, in terms of water activity and moisture content. This lot had the most stable analytics of the washed Ethiopians, so we saved it for last.