Ethiopia - Guji
Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Lemon Bar, Graham Cracker
Widely regarded as the birth place of coffee, Ethiopia is known for producing some of the highest quality and most unique coffees available today as well as some of our favorites! Ethiopian coffees often carry distinctly fruity and floral characteristics and our Ethiopian Guji is a great example of these attributes.
This particular lot comes to us from the washing station on the Suke Quto farm operated by Tesfaye Bekele in the Guji region of Ethiopia and was grown by numerous smallholders in the area around Suke Quto. Apart from producing high quality coffee, Suke Quto also practices excellent sustainable farming techniques. In response to the land around the farm having been ravaged by brush fires during the late 1990's, Tesfaye introduced coffee to the region in an effort to restore the biodiversity that had previously existed there. Coffee represented an ideal crop for the task because growing excellent coffee requires planting in the shade of other plants. Coffee production was unique in that it gave small holders in the area reason to re-plant the forest while also allowing them to generate an income from the crop that they were planting between the new trees.
The growing conditions at Suke Quto have created a coffee with an ideal combination of sweet lemon bar, jasmine and graham cracker tasting notes, along with a lighter body. Together these characteristics make this coffee the perfect bean to keep the feeling of summer alive year-round. We recommend brewing the Guji on pour over to get the most out of the bright florals and high sweetness that the coffee has to offer!
About the bean:
Ethiopia Guji (12oz Whole Bean)