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Presta Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Guji Double-Washed

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Origin: Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2017

Agtron: 58/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly sweet. Plum, roasted cacao nib, butterscotch, wisteria, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively, attractive acidity; silky mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated, sweetly tart finish centers around fruit (plum) and floral (wisteria) tones in the short and cocoa-toned citrus in the long.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasting companies in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas) for Coffee Review‘s March 2017 tasting report. Presta Coffee Roasters is a largely wholesale coffee roaster based in Tucson, Arizona. Visit www.squareup.com/store/prestacoffee for more information.

The Bottom Line: An intricately composed, delicate, crisply sweet Ethiopia with zesty citrus tones throughout.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2017 tasting report: Exploring Roasters in the American Southwest

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