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Guji (Green/Unroasted)

Processing: Dry-Processed (Natural)

Notes: Sweet Lemon Candy, Marmalade, Floral Tea

Certified: Organic

This coffee is sold and shipped UNROASTED.  

Guji coffee has been receiving a lot of attention from the specialty coffee world in the past few years, and for good reason. Many privately owned washing stations have sprung up recently, in an area that has traditionally processed coffee using a natural (dry) method. The quality of these washed coffees can be outstanding, which isn’t surprising considering the area’s close proximity to Yirgacheffe. “Close” is relative in terms of travel in Ethiopia where 100 km can mean a 10-hour drive, the silver lining being the incredible variety of terrain and culture at relatively short distances.

Guji is an administrative zone of the Oromia region of Ethiopia, which gained political definition in 2002. Prior to that year, the Guji territory (named for the Guji tribe of the Oromo people) was a part of the Borena zone. Guji Zone shares a border with the Southern Nations, Nationalities & People’s Region (SNNPR,) which includes Gedeo Zone (where Yirgacheffe is located) and Sidama Zone.

 

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