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Dou Zhai Coffee & Roast

Ethiopia Oromia Guji Washed

Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NTD $600/225 grams

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 60/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet, floral, deeply rich. Date, tangerine zest, fresh pipe tobacco, freesia-like flowers, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Complex and deeply rich structure; roundly tart acidity. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is dry but rings with rich tobacco and unsweetened chocolate far into the long.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Dou Zhai Coffee is a café and roastery on a quiet lane in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, that offers a wide range of exceptional coffees. Visit www.douzhaicafe.com.tw for more information.

The Bottom Line: A deep, satisfying coffee, accessible yet resonantly complex.

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