The sweetness of Guji coffee beans is relatively higher than other Ethiopian beans. Guji is an area in Oromia, Southern Ethiopia. Like the Ethiopian coffee-growing zones in general, Guji grows from high sea levels in rich volcanic soils.
Guji coffee has proven to be the perfect alternative to espresso and is well suited for blending. Sweet, medium size, citrus fruits, and cherished chocolate.
This is one of the high-density coffee we have bought so far. The sweetness is incredibly high with notes of pink apricot that was memorable during the cupping session. Roasting this coffee requires a little challenge as we need to increase ROR (rate of rise) to bring out the flavors. Comparing the taste notes of this coffee with Gelena Abaya and Aricha (sold out), this coffee is closer to bergamot and pink apricots than blueberries.
This exceptional fully washed coffee was dry milled and exported by Primrose, PLC. The coffee was grown by smallholder farmers living around the kabele (town) of Goromo in Oromia Region.
Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be interspersed with other subsistence crops, such as sweet potatoes, mangos and avocados, but there are no other primary cash crops grown in the region.