Ethiopia Guji Natural
|Roaster Location:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet, rich-toned, bright and lively. Red grape, baking chocolate, marshmallow, macadamia nut, lime zest in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with bright, balanced acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cleanly fruit-toned finish is pleasantly complicated by notes of macadamia nut and lime zest.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by Black-owned coffee companies for Coffee Review’s August 2020 report. Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Atlanta’s Portrait Coffee was designed “to change the picture that comes to mind when folks think of specialty coffee — to include the black and brown folks who have been cropped out.” Visit www.portrait.coffee for more information.
The Bottom Line: A friendly natural-processed Ethiopia cup with a fruit-centered character balanced by deep, creamy nut tones and lively lime zest.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2020 tasting report: Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies