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Ethiopia Guji from Square One Coffee

Ethiopia Guji from Square One Coffee

Roast Rating: 5 stars

Summary

A light and delicate Ethiopian coffee from Square One Coffee in Lancaster, PA. We call this coffee - Floral, Juicy, and Fruity

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Guji

Origin: Ethiopia   Process: Washed

Roaster: Square One Coffee

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

In the aroma we smelled a perfumed and floral essence, which turned to fresh cut grass and tea with the addition of water. The body was light and delicately tea-like. The acidity was punchy, with apricot, nectarine, and tropical fruit coming through in waves. The sweetness was unrefined sugar cane, southern sweet tea, and corn-syrup, which impressed with the sheer intensity of it. Complexity was highlighted with floral rose and jasmine, as well as a tannic presence that took the cup back to the tea-like characters. Ultimately it was clean and quick in the finish, but rather satisfying on each sip.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 5 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 9 / 10
  • Total: 46 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

As a brew this coffee smelled fruity and sweet and tasting came with an ever changing experience. The body started juicy and smooth, and turned slightly tannic and dry in the back of the mouth. Acidity came forward with a strong brightness that overpowered the fruity sweetness at times. Tons of floral character was in this cup, becoming so elegantly perfumed that it created a slight dryness in the finish. Still very clean and delicate in waves throughout the experience. In three words this coffee is - Floral - Juicy - Fruity
  • Aroma: 2 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 8.5 / 10
  • Total: 44.5 / 50

Overall Points: 90.5

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Roaster Profile

Square One Coffee

Square One Coffee is an award-winning micro-roaster based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with retail locations in Lancaster and Philadelphia. As a small, family-owned business, they take pride in their small batch, handcrafted approach to roasting and serving the highest quality specialty coffee. Their highly skilled staff boasts several Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Certified Lead Instructors, several Barista Guild of America (BGA) Certified Baristas, and a Licensed Q-Grader. Square One believes that people matter, so they do their best to respect every person involved in the process of getting coffee from the seed to your cup—from the farmers, to their roasters, to their baristas, to their customers.

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Categories: Coffee Ratings. Origins: Ethiopia. Flavors: Apricot, Cane Sugar, Corn Syrup, Jasmine, Nectarine, Perfumed, Rose, Sweet tea, and Tea-like. Brew Descriptors: Floral, Fruity, and Juicy. Roasters: Square One Coffee.

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