As sweet as plum wine and light as hibiscus tea, Roseline’s Ethiopia Guji Siko is an inviting cup of pure spring sunshine. This washed coffee is clean and delicate, with a plush, buttery body and a sparkle of ripe purple plum. An undercurrent of rich, toasty caramel and cacao nib anchor its lighter hibiscus tones, and the finish is long and silky-smooth. Speak softly, it says, but carry a big mug.
Guji zone is located in Southern Ethiopia, neighboring Yirgacheffe, where most coffee is produced from indigenous, heirloom varietals that have grown wild in the region for centuries. They’re known for their syrupy, silky mouthfeel, their sweet notes of stone fruit (plum, peach, cherry), their light florals. This lot comes from Uraga village, where coffee is grown at sky-scraping altitudes of up to 2300 meters above sea level. During the past few years, coffees from Guji have experienced a surge of popularity within the specialty coffee world; with outstanding roasts like this one, it’s easy to understand why. Just one sip, and they’ll change all your expectations about what coffee can taste like.
When you begin your morning with a beautiful coffee like this one, how can your day not follow suit? With its silky caramel body and complex, delicate interplay of fruit and florals, Guji Siko is an example of truly exquisite washed Ethiopian coffee. Roseline Coffee always produces some of our fruity favorites, and this lot is a seasonal gem that deserves a place in every specialty coffee lover’s kitchen. Reserve your own bag today, and sink into this plum-perfect springtime cup.
Available in 12oz bags, as whole bean or freshly-ground. Bean box donates $2 of every bag purchase to the Feeding America® COVID-19 Response Fund.