Origin: Guji, Ethiopia
Producer: Eyasu Worasa
This lot of washed Ethiopian heirloom beans comes to us from a SNAP coffee washing station near the town of Gute Sodu. The manager, Eyasu Worasa says that it's a great area for growing coffee, thanks to the dense natural forests that provide ample shade for the coffee plants growing below them. At the Gute Sodu washing station, coffee from local small-holder producers is brought together for sorting and processing. The beans are washed and then dried on raised beds for 10 days. During this time the coffees are turned by hand, which helps promote even drying and a more consistent moisture level throughout the coffee.
Brewing a cup of Gute Sodu is a sweet and smooth experience - one that's sure to delight coffee lovers of every stripe. We're picking up on rich chocolate notes, paired with that characteristic stonefruit note that's present in many Ethiopians. There's also a molasses-like sweetness, with a hint of spice that gives the brew a wonderful aftertaste that lingers on the palate. It's a lovely coffee, and one that we hope you take the time to enjoy this week!