Coffee Dusk Roasters

Ethiopia Guji Zone Natural

Location: Daejeon, South Korea

Origin: Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: KRW $13,000/200 grams

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly spice- and fruit-toned. Ripe mango, fine musk, fruit-toned chocolate, lemon blossom in aroma and cup. A sweet fruit ferment expresses itself as a clean, cocoa-toned Cognac. Vibrant, expressive acidity; delicate, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish moves from lush floral notes to a continuing suggestion of crisp Cognac.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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. Coffee Dusk is a café and nano-roaster (using a one-pound roasting machine) based in Daejeon, South Korea. Visit https://www.instagram.com/COFFEEDUSK/ for more information.

The Bottom Line: Offers a nuanced experience of a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural”-processed Ethiopia, with both high- and low-toned florals (citrus blossom and fine musk) as the thesis of the cup.

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