Coffee Review - Sidamo Guji by Bird Rock Coffee
  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

    La Jolla, California
  • Sidamo Guji

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Superb aromatics and flavor: A rich, fudgy chocolate sensation dominates, with flowers, vanilla, hints of brandy and tart, guava-like fruit. Round, crisp acidity; dense, full mouthfeel. The finish is very sweet and vanilla-laced in the short, though in the long it fades toward astringency.

Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Impressively rich and complexly chocolate-toned variation on the dried-in-the-fruit Ethiopia cup.


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