Airis Coffee Roasters – Ethiopian Guji Coffee
REGION: Guji Zone, Karcha District
ALTITUDE: 1,900-2,100 METERS
HARVEST PERIOD: Oct-Jan
STANDARD EXPORT PREP: Grade 1 Washed
MUNICIPALITY: Guracho Village
GENETIC VARIETIES: Typica
PRODUCER TYPE: Private Wet Mill
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed at wet mill
OWNER: Kedir Hassen Aredo
DRYING METHOD: Sun dried on raised beds
Cupping Profile: Grapefruit, vanilla, lime, floral, botanical, pink lemonade, guava, sage, raspberry, bright/focused acidity and a silky body.
These Ethiopian Guji Coffee Beans are truly versatile. They are wonderful for drip coffee, blending, and even for espresso. The quality of this Ethiopian washed coffee beans are outstanding, which isn’t surprising considering the area’s proximity to Yirgacheffe, an important coffee-growing center. Recently, many privately owned washing stations have sprung up in the Karcha District, an area that has traditionally processed Guji coffee using a natural (dry) method.
There is an extensive diversity of coffee profiles from Guji — ranging from sweet lemon candy and floral tea to heavy green melon, peach and rosé flavors. The natural coffees from Guji can also be spectacular when cared for well, bringing syrupy fruit, marmalade, rosé wine and perfumed aromatics.
This Ethiopian Guji Coffee is one that has been consistent from year to year. As long as the quality remains in the cup from year to year, there is a good chance that these Ethiopian coffee beans will be a staple coffee at Airis.