Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Guji Zone Ethiopia

Location: La Jolla, California

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Sidama Province, Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2014

Agtron: 59/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Crisply lush, extravagant. Dark chocolate, jasmine-like flowers, brandy, honey, layered fruit notes: kiwi, mango, banana. Sweetly tart, vivacious acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #10 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  A fine example of a “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is sweeter and deeper-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned southern Ethiopia profile. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of grand sensory gestures; Cirque du Soleil in a cup.

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