| By Savannah Phillips |
Our newest coffee from Ethiopia has just arrived! We’ve been busy dialing in the roast all week and it will be available in the cafe and in our online store starting this Friday, January 13.
Guji Hambela is a fully-washed coffee with an approximately 18 hour ferment time that yields a very good clarity (transparency of flavor) and a nice bright acidity. Because of the natural flavor profiles of this coffee, we are roasting it in between a light and medium roast (or in between “City Plus” and “Full City” for all you coffee roasting nerds out there like me). This roast level highlights the natural flavor profile and tasting notes of grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate and black current.
We chose this particular coffee from the fertile Oromia regional state in the Guji zone because it’s a high-quality certified organic coffee (as are all of our coffees) and also because it comes from the very respectable Hambela Farm. We especially love this farm because it subscribes to our same ethical viewpoints of treating workers and the environment with the utmost respect. Hambela has adopted a very sustainable model that includes using the most up-to-date technology for water conservation and to recycle the majority of the water used in the process, while also avoiding the use of any toxic chemicals.
We recommend brewing this coffee as an espresso, pour over, or using an AeroPress.
We hope you enjoy!
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A Level-Two Certified Barista, native Northwesterner turned So-Cal girl, Savannah is also addicted to yoga, hiking, meditation and long drives up Coast Highway 101. She doesn’t remember ever not loving coffee. Even as a child, when most other kids typically hate the taste, it was something she craved, which looking back, was unquestionably an early prediction of a career devoted to specialty coffee.