Ethiopian Sidamo – Guji - Organic
Ethiopian Washed Sidamo – Guji – Southern Ethiopia (East Africa)
This lot comes from a private broker that deals directly with the local growers,
paying great prices for this outstanding coffee!
Our Ethiopian Sidamo is a wonderful medium bodied coffee. The balanced acidity
and solid body give way to an attractive style with subtle hints of mocha,
sweetness and a long lingering, rich, mid-palate aftertaste.
Guji refers to the local tribe responsible for the coffee. They are a subgroup
of a larger people, the Oromos.
Although these growers have not sold into a cooperative, and the coffee is
not Fair Trade Organic, the income earned from their coffee is greater
than the Fair Trade minimum.
Washed refers the post-harvest process of separating the seeds from
the fruit before drying. Most important is the intermediate step of controlled
fermentation between the pulping and the rinsing and drying phase. Properly
washed coffees typical exhibit sweetness, clarity and good acidity
Traditional Coffee Ceremony
Ethiopian culture encompasses coffee drinking as a tradition. The Coffee Ceremony
is performed by women in alternating neighborhood houses. It is a time to
share news and strengthen community ties. It provides a peaceful moment where
the blessings of life may be counted.