We have the privileged to present another gem from none other than the "King of Guji" himself, Ture Waji, and his team at Sookoo Coffee. Imported in partnership with The Coffee Quest, this naturally processed coffee from Ethiopia is sure to bring a smile to your morning brew!
A word from the importer:
The Qabballe Natural is produced at the Raro Nensebo Drying Station in Uraga, Guji, which falls under the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. This area is oftentimes mistakenly known as Sidamo Guji, but instead should be known only as Guji Zone or East-Guji on its own. The approximately 15 farmers that deliver cherry to this washing station, come from the ‘kebele’ or village known as Raro Majoo, have between 2.5 and 3 Ha of land and their farms sit at an elevation of between 2,100 and 2,350 m.a.s.l. These producers generally grow and this lot is primarily comprised of the 74110 and 74112 varieties, which are local varieties selected for their production and disease resistance. The word Qabballe means “cold” in Amharic and was given that name due to the cold climate from these high elevation farms that contributed cherry.
In brewing we have found this coffee to be exceptionally clean and fruity in any filter-based manual brewing methods. Alex, the roaster, loves this coffee on Hario v60. That said, we have also brewed it as a single origin espresso and found it to have tremendous body, balanced citrus fruit acidity, and is remarkably sweet. The espresso brings our a really nice dark chocolate note. Give it a shot, however you brew!
What We Taste: Ripe berries, orange, hibiscus, bright yet exceptionally clean—especially for a natural! Lingering cocoa finish.
Varietals: Heirloom, 74110, 74112
Altitude: 2100-2350 masl
Roast Level: 2-2.5 (Scale of 1 being lightest to 5 being darkest)
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