Ethiopian Natural Guji

In Stock: 98 Lbs
Ethiopia
Haro Wachu, Uraga, Guji
Various farms delivering to Wolichu Wachu
Bourbon, Typica
2100-2310 masl
Natural
Coffee cherry, berry, juniper and floral flavors with a nutty aftertaste; sweet and savory with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Medium (City Roast) or even a bit lighter

Taste: When we cupped this bean we were struck by how wild and robust it tasted, even at a light roast.  Ethiopian coffees may be the quintessential blending base – adding an acidic snap or brightness to the cup.

Roast: Roast it lighter than the base of your blend as you are looking for the acidity it will give your blend – over roasting reduces the bean’s natural acidity.  We pull this bean just after 1st crack.

About:  Among coffee-producing countries, Ethiopia holds near-legendary status not only because it’s the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, but also because it is simply unlike every other place in the coffee world. Unlike the vast majority of coffee-growing countries, the plant was not introduced as a cash crop through colonization. Instead, growing, processing, and drinking coffee is part of the everyday way of life, and has been for centuries, since the trees were discovered growing wild in forests and eventually cultivated for household use and commercial sale.

One of the other unique aspects of Ethiopia’s coffee production is that domestic consumption is very high, because the beverage has such a significant role in the daily lives of Ethiopians: About half of the country’s 6.5-million-bag annual production is consumed at home, with roughly 3.5 million bags exported.

The Wolichu Wachu washing station was founded in 2017 and serves 4,500 local smallholder producers in and around the town of Haro Wachu, in the Urga district of Guhi in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The average producer here farms on half a hectare of land, and delivers coffee in cherry form to the washing station, where it is processed as necessary. Natural lots like this one are sorted, then laid to dry on raised beds for 8–15 days in sunny weather and 15–20 days in cloudy weather. According to the washing station manager, 90 percent of the coffee delivered to the factory is Bourbon, and 10 percent is Typica.

 


 

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