Acidity 7 – 8 – bright acidity. Sweetness 7,0 – 7,5 – Heavy sweetness. Character 8 - 9 – Cinammon after taste, spices. Body: 7,5 – 8 – Depending on the roast. Balance: 7,5 – Good balance; Highly recommeded as: any brewing method, cold brew
The Sidamo growing region is located in the highlands south of the capital city of Addis Ababa. Ethiopia has a tremendous tradition of coffee and innumerable heirloom varieties that still grow wild to this day. Traceability to farms or non-union co-ops is extremely difficult in this country, partially because of the government’s nationalization program and auction system, but also due to the fact that most harvesting is either wild grown forest coffee or small backyard garden plots.
We buy our washedl Sidamo coffee from Guji Coffee Exports. This company is farmer owned by Mr. Grima Edema who has been marketing coffee for export for 20 years. He grew up in a coffee producing family and prides himself on selecting only the finest quality red cherry. In addition to this emphasis on quality, coming from a producing background he has a unique understanding of the challenges facing the coffee grower.
The flavor of the Guji cup is apparent as soon as the bag of roasted beans is opened. It only becomes more prevalent as the coffee is ground and brewed. Sweet, sweet berry… and lots of it. This coffee has a richly earthen backbone that supports the sugary top-notes of summer strawberries and blackberries.