Our Ethiopia Guji is rich and sweet, with a low acidity and medium body. Notes of chocolate are prominent throughout the cup, with a rich chocolate truffle flavor in the front. The middle of the cup brings in the vanilla and sweet cinnamon notes with an additional hint of dried fruit sweetness. The finish is smooth with a mild roasty flavor.
We sampled a handful of Ethiopian coffees and chose this as a replacement for Ethiopia Harrar because of the similar roasty and chocolate profile. We are thrilled to share this rich and sweet coffee with you while our Ethiopia Harrar is out of stock.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Story: Ethiopia Guji 4 is sourced from the Guji Coffee Export PLC, which is owned and operated by Girma Edema who has more than 20 years of experience exporting coffee from the Kercha district in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Girma’s coffee washing station where the cherries are sorted an immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export. Girma’s full control of the processing up to the final export stage, results in an exceptionally clean and sweet cup profile.
I like the Ethiopia Guji just as much as the Harrar that it’s “subbing” for. Yes, they have similar tasting profiles, however, the Guji offers a different more pronounced cinnamon nuance. The roast level is expertly executed (as expected by McLaughlin); I’d say keep these beans as a Ethiopia option even when the Harrar comes back in stock.