ETHIOPIAN GUJI NATURAL
Arriving in May 2012, this coffee has been the winner of mutliple awards including 1st place in a recent Eastern African Fine Coffee Association's "Taste of the Harvest" Competition. This coffee is collected from local farmers and brought to the Guji Mill for processing. This is a natural, unwashed coffee meaning that ripe cherries, after harvesting, are left to sun dry on raised African beds and no washing nor fermentation is employed.
ROAST STYLE : This coffee performs at all roast levels though in this case I have gone with a lighter roast as I am into fruit at the moment. In the roaster I have gone with the standard 14 minute profile. This creates a nice 'S' curve in the data, an extremely gentle roast with minimum heat through the caramelise stage.
CUP INFORMATION : This coffee is a very lemony, blueberry, fruity coffee with complex and layered structure to the point of being almost buttery. Accompanying the berry are floral flavours and an intense fragrance. It is a vibrant coffee that smacks in the face with its intense aroma.