Tasting Notes: Floral, Silky, Intense sweetness, and plum jam.
Ethiopia's lush highland forests gave birth to arabica coffee, and it's home to some of the most stunning examples of how delicious it can be. In my trips to Ethiopia I was always so intrigued by how the coffee there looks so different, and tastes so different. The plants are grown in a traditional method, without using pruning, or chemical inputs to increase yield. The trees look dramatically different than the neatly spaced rows of Latin America. Tall, leggy, and disbursed unevenly. Inside the farms the coffee usually forms a secondary canopy under the tallest shade trees, and the locals pick the coffee from underneath.
This coffee, from the southern reaches of Ethiopia is from the famous Guji region, knowns for its beautiful floral and sage notes, along with subtle purple fruits. The layers can be intoxicating, yet not overpowering. We find this coffee to be beautifully clean, and elegant, and an excellent example of the best Guji has to offer.