Origin: Ethiopia Sidamo - Guji
Certification: Zero Defect. Ethiopia Taste of Harvest Competition: Winner
Taste Notes: Floral, bright & vibrant, with lemon and berries, zesty acidity. Clean cup.
This Ethiopian coffee is a single origin Ethiopia Sidamo, grown on a number small Sidamo estates. The coffee trees providing these coffee beans are Heirloom varietals, it's a natural processed coffee, and is grown at altitudes of 1850-1950 metres above sea level.
These are Grade 1 Ethiopian coffee beans, meaning the highest quality (speciality) coffee beans, which must have less than 5 full defects identified in 300 grams of coffee, and with no primary defects discovered.
This Ethiopia Sidamo coffee won the 2010 Taste of Harvest award, and it's a Zero Defect coffee, meaning that the coffee beans are free of physical imperfections.
This is a bright and vibrant, floral & zesty Ethiopian coffee, and was chosen for all of those who described this kind of flavour profile as their perfect cup.
The Coffeeworks was created by Kev (that's me) from coffeeblog.co.uk, who wanted to become involved with coffee even more, by creating a new brand of coffee. I wanted to find out what my readers were looking for in their coffee, and provide them with exactly that.
So I published the "Your Perfect Coffee" poll, which gave me some great insights into what my readers were looking for in coffee. This included taste, but also told me a lot about their thoughts on sustainability, ethical sourcing & eco friendliness.
When it came to taste, while many people were looking for flavour profiles such as fruit & nut chocolate, dark chocolate & chocolate & nuts, there was also a good chunk of readers who told me that they prefer floral and bright coffees, and this Ethiopia Sidamo Guji G1 was the perfect choice for these folks.
This Ethiopian gem is a regular favourite of mine (whenever I can find good beans). It has a lightness as well as a complex flavour that brings on a broad smile. I read that it’s more suited to filter/drip but I love it as espresso from my lever machine. I was introduced to it by Electric Coffee years ago and this version from Coffeeworks is just the best.
Full bodied and pleasant
While certainly not being an experienced barista, I'm hopefully on the path to being one. I've been following Kev on the coffee blog sometime last year for some advice for my first home batista set up which I've only just purchased in the last month or so due to being stuck and almost at times marooned at sea due to the pandemic, lol. So a one year delay, but purchased my coffee machine and separate burr grinder and purchased some freshly roasted single origin coffee from another company in the uk, which I might add is very tasty coffee.
I noticed Kev was doing some reviews on the coffee works, and though I already had a few bags of coffee already, I was sucked straight in and purchased one of each that were reviewed. Delivery was quick and we'll packed.
When I opened the Ethiopian Sidamo Guji, the very apparent 'Zesty & Floral' smell knocked me back. I think I'm yet to find the perfect extraction through trial and error, but not once have I not had delicious zesty and floral notes. Delightful.
Eco packing. Quick delivery. From my online dealings with Kev, I'm very impressed. The coffee: wet across the threshold, gathers well, jaunty about the molars. Very moreish and very distinctive. Bravo! Each and every brew is a consistent chair in front a crackling wood fire.
Order arrived very quickly and well packed