Gigesa Guji Washed 250g


This season we’ve opted for two Ethiopian coffees from the same region. They differ, however, in that one is a washed coffee and the other is a natural processed coffee. The processing method alone imparts a very different character to these two coffees.

To create a washed coffee, the cherries are de-pulped to remove the outer skin and the fruit flesh, before being fermented in water tanks to remove the remainder of the flesh. The coffee beans are then dried on raised beds.

Where a natural coffee is concerned, the whole cherries are dried in the sun, usually over a period of around two weeks. The dried skin and flesh is then removing by dry milling. A natural processed coffee tends to reflect more of the fruitiness of the cherry.

From our washed version of Gigesa Guji, you can expect a crisp red apple acidity with floral notes in the mid range. The finish is very smooth, caramel sweet and lingering.

If you would like to try these coffees side by side why not take advantage of our Ethiopian Double Bill.

Owner: Faysel A. Yonis

Varietal(s): Heirloom (Arabica)

Processing: Fully washed & dried on raised beds

Altitude: 1,500 to 2,000 metres above sea level

Owner: Various smallholder farmers

Town: Danbi Uddo, Gigesa

Region: Guji

Country: Ethopia

Total size of farm: 2-5 hectares on average

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