I am really enjoying this coffee! If you take a look at my Facebook you will notice a flag of Ethiopia. This is because I truly love coffee from this part of the world. Not only for the best coffee anywhere but its people are fantastic also. Coffee is a huge part of everyday life. The grading of the green coffee beans is done by hand. “The Taste Is In The Cup”
For the home roaster try to keep the roasting anywhere between middle of the first cracks to only a few pops into second cracks. But you can always roast several small batches with slight variation’s letting the batches rest a day. This will allow you to see where you like it. Sometimes when roasting I blend them together to have a well rounded cup. Not everyone likes to much brightness and by blending it can help with that. I personally would never roast it dark because you would loose all that beautiful complexity. But I am sure if someone did it would be a nice cup. I have also included tasting info and information on the Importer Keffa Coffee. Glad they are local to me! Happy Roasting, Chris
WASHED SIDAMA GUJI
TASTING NOTES: Orchid, Brown Sugar, Grapefruit, Caramel and Nice mouth-feel
Guji is a sub-city of Sidama in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia in southern Ethiopia. Keffa first introduced the Guji coffee last year and it was phenomenal with clean, lemon candy and floral flavor. In addition to these excellent features, it rounds out with more complex and cleaner flavors.
Altitude: 1900-2000 M
Keffa Coffee implements the highest standards of quality control from start to finish. In Ethiopia the beans are subjected to a rigorous sorting process from screen size, to color sorting, to meticulous hand sorting at the rate of 16kg/12 minutes. And the quality of our coffees just keeps improving. This year our Harrar got upgraded to Grade 1. Our patented YirgZ has zero defect. Beyond the farms and mills we work with transport companies who specialize in handling green coffee. This ensures the product preserves great quality all the way to the roastery. Our team works hard to seek the most competitive shipping rates by comparing companies and customizing the best shipping option for each client. We are continuously adapting innovative ways to maintain freshness and enhance quality from the origin to your roastery.
Behind The Beans
Every cup of coffee brewed is impacting lives globally. Keffa Coffee is committed to growing community and improving the livelihoods of every person involved in producing our coffees. We focus on the needs of our partners – specialty growers, mill owners, exporters at origin, and roasters – all of whom share our commitment and passion for outstanding coffee.
Our strong relationships at origin and direct sourcing approach ensure that our coffee is procured from fairly treated, and fairly paid workers. Even as the market fluctuates and coffee prices rise and fall, our farmers and picker’s wages stay consistent. We pay 3 times more than the average wage to the women who sort our beans. Paying higher wages allows women to send their children to school and creates a higher quality of life for their whole family.