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Portola Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Guji

Ethiopia Guji from Portola Coffee Roasters (MistoBox )

The Ethiopia Guji was carefully roasted for you by Portola Coffee Roasters. This coffee was grown in the Guji, Sidama region of Ethiopia. Through persistent dedication to coffee quality, various smallholder producers produced a spectacular crop of coffee. Grown at an altitude of 1,900 – 2,000 meters, this is a great example of how stellar fully washed coffees can be. The lots consisted of Ethiopian heirloom varieties. This coffee is delicate and jasmine tea-like with high notes of clementine and spiced notes of gingerbread.

I brewed this one in the Chemex with a paper filter. I am recovering from a cold so nasal congestion could be affecting my sense of taste and smell. I think the aroma is woodsy floral. The taste was mellow and soft with none of the bitterness I tasted in the “El Salvador”. Instead of a clementine, I tasted guava. This was an enjoyable coffee. Perhaps one to keep for lazy Sunday mornings while reading on the iPad.

Rating: 3/5
Country: ETHIOPIA
Region: GUJI, SIDAMA
Altitude: 1,900 – 2,000 METERS
Variety: ETHIOPIAN HEIRLOOM
Process: FULLY WASHED
Producer: VARIOUS SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS