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We are delighted to present the newest addition to our coffee selection: a washed Ethiopian Guji. This extraordinary coffee is a true gem, boasting a complex flavor profile, captivating fruity notes, and a delightful aroma, evocative of the lush landscapes of Ethiopia.


Ethiopia, often referred to as the birthplace of coffee, is renowned for producing some of the world's finest coffee beans. The country's genetic diversity is remarkable, with coffee varieties cultivated from a gene pool over a millennium. This ancient heritage contributes to the exceptional quality and depth found in Ethiopian coffees, making them a beloved choice among coffee enthusiasts worldwide.

What sets Ethiopian coffee apart is its unique environment. Unlike many other coffee-producing regions, Ethiopia still boasts a significant number of wild coffee plants. Over time, these plants have naturally evolved into what are known as heirloom varietals, perfectly adapted to their surroundings.

It's worth noting that Ethiopia's coffee production maintains its organic nature, often without formal certification. The use of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides is minimal, allowing the coffee to flourish in its purest form.

Our Guji coffee takes its name from the local tribe of the same name and hails from the enchanting region of Sidamo in Southern Ethiopia. Here, smallholder farmers meticulously tend to their small garden-sized plots or harvest directly from wild coffee plants hidden amidst the forest undergrowth. The farmers' expertise lies in selecting only the ripest coffee cherries, ensuring that each bean reaches its peak flavour potential.


To further enhance the coffee's quality, the cherries undergo careful washing at the processing mill. The seeds are delicately separated from the fruit, and the beans are then dried on raised beds, allowing them to develop their exquisite flavours and aromas.

Unfortunately, coffee production in Ethiopia has faced increasing challenges in recent years, making exceptional finds like our Guji coffee rarer than ever. We feel extremely fortunate to be able to share this exquisite coffee with you.

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