Ethiopia Guji Chembi
|Roaster Location:||Keelung, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $450/227 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, chocolaty and fruit-toned. Mango, dark chocolate, sandalwood, maple syrup, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish leads with mango and dark chocolate suggestions.
Notes: Guji is nestled next to the better-known Yirgacheffe and Sidamo growing regions; it shares their devotion to the distinctive, largely indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in these regions. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version (dried in the whole fruit). Vennel Coffee is a Taiwan-based specialty coffee roaster. For more information, visit www.vennelcoffee.com.tw.
The Bottom Line : A beautifully composed natural-processed Ethiopia cup centered around clean tropical fruit tones supported by rich chocolate and deep vanilla-like florals.