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Steadfast Coffee

Guji Oraga Tabe

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 52/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Rich-toned, crisply sweet. Narcissus, plum, cedar, cashew butter, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish resonates with plum and narcissus notes in the short, consolidating to cashew and cedar in the long.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the fifth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2018 tasting report. Southern Ethiopia coffees are largely produced from distinctive indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region, and when processed like this one by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying), they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Visit www.steadfast.coffee for more information.

The Bottom Line: A fine Ethiopia wet-processed cup: balanced and engaging, with stone fruit and sweet florals as throughlines.


This review originally appeared in the December, 2018 tasting report: 2018 Holiday Gift Coffees

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