Ethiopia Guji Hambele Deri G1 Natural (Single Origin)
Region: Oromia, Guji
Varietals: Local Landraces & JARC 74 selections
Process: Natural Elevation: 2200-2300 masl
Tasting notes: Mixed Berries, Honey, Bergamot
Roaster Note: Guji coffee has been receiving a lot of attention from the specialty coffee world in the past several years, and for good reason. Many privately owned washing stations have sprung up recently in an area that has traditionally processed coffee using a natural (dry) method. The quality of these natural coffees can be outstanding, which isn’t surprising considering the area’s close proximity to Yirgacheffe. “Close” is relative in terms of travel in Ethiopia where 100 km can mean a 10 hour drive, silver lining being the incredible variety of terrain and culture at relatively short distances.
Despite being located near to Yirgacheffe (as the crow flies,) we’ve seen a huge diversity of coffee profiles from Guji Zone, ranging from the sweet lemon candy and floral tea you might expect from the area, to heavy green melon, peach and rose flavors.
The natural process coffees are also spectacular, Grade 1 Naturals typically require additional labor-intensive drying and cherry sorting practices, resulting in more distinct, marmalade fruit flavors with white wine acidity and perfumed aromatics. This coffee meant to be enjoyed with a friend or a partner, highlighting its aromatics and jammy sweetness.
Method: Filter V60 Handbrew method
Dose: 18g Yield: 30g for 30 seconds, total yield 280g,
Brew Time: 2 minute (adjust grind size accordingly)
Water Temperature: 93 degrees
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