Note: All customer orders are roasted on Monday. Orders must be received by 12am MST Sunday morning to be roasted the following Monday. If purchasing locally, please allow a minimum of four days from roast date for the flavor of the coffee to develop. Thank you!
Region: Guji Zone, Kercha District
Processing Method: washed
Drying Method: sun dried on raised beds
Roast Level: light/medium
Cupping Profile: complex notes of peach, mandarin orange, melon, ginger, lime and floral, juicy acidity and satiny body.
Guji coffee has been receiving a lot of attention from the specialty coffee world in the past several years, and for good reason. Many privately-owned washing stations have sprung up recently, in an area that has traditionally processed coffee using a natural (dry) method. The quality of these washed coffees can be outstanding, which isn’t surprising considering the area’s close proximity to Yirgacheffe. “Close” is relative in terms of travel in Ethiopia where 100 km can mean a 10-hour drive, silver lining being the incredible variety of terrain and culture in relatively short distances.
Few exporting companies can claim to specialize in coffees from Guji Zone. The staff of Sibu Coffee Exporter PLC have been working extensively with Guji farmers in various capacities for over 20 years. Sibu Coffee operates multiple washing stations in Guji Zone, one of which is located in the kebele (village) of Guracho in the western Kercha district. Kith+Kin Roasting Co.’s importers have been working with washed and natural-process coffees from Guracho WS since 2015 and both are perennial favorites on their offer lists.
This particular Grade 1 coffee from the Guracho Washing Station in the Kercha district is a very classic Ethiopian coffee-- Very fruit-forward with juicy acidity.