July Narrative Coffee: The Magic of Guji
150g Odo Shakisso, 150g Burtuukana Lot 7
Featured in July's Narrative Coffee subscription are two coffees from Guji: Main Harvest 2018 Odo Shakisso Grade 1, and Israel Degfa's Natural Processed Burtuukana Lot 7 - Main Harvest 2017.
The first coffee I ever roasted was from Guji. I remember when I finally "nailed" (not sure why roasters use this term) a roast that my sensei was happy with: the coffee resonated with juiciness, vibrancy, and a honey-like sweetness that I will never forget.
Now that main harvest Ethiopia is close to full swing, I wanted to share two coffees I feel match that memory: from the Shakisso Washing Station a Grade 1 washed processed coffee, and Israel's Burtuukana Lot 7. Both washed and natural offerings lean toward raw juiciness and sweetness, and both profiles are meant to really showcase those flavors.