Vashon Coffee Company - Ethiopia Guji Hambela Buku

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Ethiopia Guji Hambela Buku (#582)

Vashon Coffee Company

Roast: Light roast coffee, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Single Origin

Tastes: Honey, Berry, Floral

Scarcity: Seasonal

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Fun story: this third-generation coffee farm was founded by Ethiopia’s first female WWII pilot. Today the farm is still 70% women. In this washed cup from the “Beriti Baron”, you’ll taste floral honey, summer berries, a touch of juicy citrus. It’s aces!

Vashon Coffee Company Story

This coffee from METAD is a third generation family owned business with a rich history that began after World War II when the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones. This would become the Hambela Coffee Estate. Aman Adinew, after working abroad many years, came back to make a difference for his family and community. His farm encourages women in the workforce, provides university scholarships, and houses a state of the art elementary school with more than 700 students.

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Customer Reviews

23 customer reviews

"I did like this coffee, but was not as excited about it as I expected. "

"This actually wasn't that bad! The fruity taste was there, but it wasn't as intense. Definitely tasted bergamot, but it was kind of refreshing. I do think this would have been better iced. I drank this hot and made it with a french press."

"Loved this blend, I wasn't initially sure given the 'floral' description but once brewed it blended so perfectly that you couldn't discern the floral from the citrus which was exactly what made this one of my favorite blends to date."

"I enjoy Vashon Coffee Company Coffees. I tasted the mango as well as the floral finish. It ends with a lemon taste. "

"Hits all of my check marks. floral aroma and tasting notes of peach, mango, florals, marshmallow sweetness. Truly delicious coffee. v60 brewed."

"Had this as a cold brew- it had a strong floral taste, as it touts. Was not my favorite from this roaster."

"Light, clean, and floral with a little bit of citrus notes. "

"I made this blend as a cold brew after trying it as a pour over first. I noticed that a lot more of the floral notes were more prevalent when made as a cold brew. Either way it made a nice cup of coffee! "

"Used this bean for espresso and in a chemex. Loved the profile, lots of flavors. Would recommend to any coffee lover with a preference of a lighter bean and less acidic taste. "

"Fresh citrus in your coffee cup?! Yes, please! Very good!"

"Very good coffee. the hint of floral is what you expect from ethoiopian coffees. "

"I used a aero press with a metal filter to brew this coffee. It met all my expectation of a light roast from Ethiopia, which are some of my favorite coffees."

"Love a light roast, citrus,maybe smelled the floral more than tasted it."

"Definitely noticed floral notes... too much. I didn’t catch any mango but it did seem lightly citrus-y with the lemon. Definitely would not order again."

"Good light roast fruity coffee. Very lightly flavored, African coffee with low acidity. Nice tasting coffee overall, not a favorite, but would choose to drink again if available."

"This coffee was just okay. The floral taste was a little to over powering. I was hoping I would pick up on the lemon, but alas no. "

"This coffee was decent, but what I enjoyed most of all was learning the history behind it! I probably won't order more but it was nice whole it lasted. "

"Love the history provided about this coffee - so cool. We tasted ango syrup, light florals, and lemon. Tasty!"

"Love love LOVE it! I would never be disappointing to have a face full of this ."

"Easy to see why this one sold out so fast, it's an exceptional coffee. The light floral and tropical notes with a soft earthy and light caramel smoothness make this one of the best I've tasted. I wasn't sure if I'd like this coffee when I read the description, but it is amazing. "

"I really loved this light roast. Very fruity and light flavored. I could almost drink this black. Would buy again. "

"Initially I wasn't so sure about this coffee just on smell alone after it brewed. BUT I AM NOW POSITIVE this is delicious, light roast coffee that is smooth and very easy to drink. A definite favorite! "

"A great, typical Yirgacheffe. Toasted Lemon with the essence of Bergamot, Mango and a floral backdrop. Exceptionally light body and mouthfeel. A great, very tea-like coffee that's super easy to drink. Yirgacheffes are always a pleasure -- I only wish it were a little more distinct! 4.3/5"

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