Pedestrian Coffee

Ethiopia Guji Uraga

Location: Lake Forest, Illinois

Origin: Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/10 ounces

Review Date: October 2019

Agtron: 58/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, delicate, richly sweet. Red plum, cocoa nib, jasmine, sandalwood, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned plum and a hint of jasmine animate the quiet finish.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees submitted by North American roasters in business for two or fewer years for Coffee Review’s October 2019 tasting 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 wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Based on the notion that fantastic coffee isn’t only for hipsters, Tim Taylor founded Pedestrian Coffee in 2018. Visit www.drinkpedestrian.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A washed-process Ethiopia cup with leading notes of stone fruit and spicy florals and an especially inviting texture.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2019 tasting report: Idealism and Achievement: 8 New North American Roasting Companies

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