Country: Ethiopia Region: Kercha, Guji Varietal: Heriloom Farm: 500 Smallholder Farmers Process: Washed Altitude: 1,850 - 2,000 MASL Cupping Notes: Key Lime, Orange, Sweet Cream, Floral Description:
The Guji Zone is a mountainous region with ideal rainfall and elevation for growing coffee. It’s a region that has often been overshadowed by the nearby (roughly 10 hours, given the roads, or lack thereof) Yirgacheffe. The Guji Zone may not be painted on the walls of Starbucks or found on the shelves at Trader Joe’s, but it is nonetheless a worthy contender when it comes to coffee quality. This one comes from the Kercha Kebede (community) and went through washed processing at a mill owned by Abduremen Hotesa. Harvest for this coffee ended in February, and the coffee was promptly depulped and washed before drying in the sun for about two weeks.
This lot is delicate and well structured, with notes of Key Lime and Orange, the sweetness of a Sweet Cream, and a Floral finish.