JASMINE, ROSE, YUZU, APRICOT + WATERMELON
Intoxicating and supremely delicious. Our new washed Guji from the Goro Bedessa station is a stunning coffee. Light, bright, complex, and floral. This one has it all. Florals range from jasmine to rose and the fruit flavors reach to yuzu, apricot, and watermelon.
ORIGIN: Hambela, Guji, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 1900-2300 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
TASTING NOTES: Florals range from jasmine to rose and the fruit flavors reach to yuzu, apricot, and watermelon.
ROAST TYPE: Light
The coffee comes from small holder coffee farmers in the Goro Bedessa Woreda of Hambela Wamena, a high altitude region that tops out at 2100 meters above sea level. These lots are made up of coffee from several hundred different farmers, most with only a couple hundred coffee trees or less. The people in this region are known as Guji Oromo, and coffee farming has been a core part of the culture in the highland areas for many years. It's a distinct coffee from Yirga Cheffe, and Sidamo. Geographically, culturally, and in terms of cup flavors, these southern coffees have a different flavor profile while maintaining the same general characteristics; citrus and floral accents, a lively cup character. This lot was purchased from a family run wet mill near Hambela. They have their own wet and dry milling equipment, handling all post-harvest milling themselves, oversee quality management, and preparation for export. Like most of the country, the farm is planted in regionally distinct local strains of coffees that have spread from the wild forest plants of western Ethiopia, to Harar in the East and to the southern districts like Guji. This particular lot was wet-processed, meaning that after the cherry is removed from the seed, the sticky mucilage layer that surrounds the bean is removed after fermenting for 24-36 hours in water (this varies from region to region), before then being removed and laid out to dry on raised drying tables.