Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba

Cane juice, subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. Simple syrup sweetness is transparent and buoys fruited notes of citrus and berry, moving into a doughy finishing note. City to City+.

$222.50
In stock
90.4
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Sare Saba, Kercha Woreda
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-Dried
Arrival date September 2018 Arrival
Lot size 51
Bag size 60 KG
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade Grade 1
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15-17 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+
Type Farm Gate

Sare Saba is the name of Kebele where this privately owned coffee processing site is located. Sare Saba is within the Kercha Woreda, part of the Guji Zone. The coffee from Guji is often though to have a particular flavor profile, floral is definitely part of the equation, but also with complex tea notes. This coffee certainly matches that descritption. But when you take into account that much of the coffee being processed comes from Yirga Cheffe at sites like Sare Saba that are situated at Guji's border, it pokes holes in those theories of flavors being tied to a particular region. Sare Saba buys from 8 different surrounding towns, and the wet mill sits at about 2150 meters. Most of the coffee is grown at 2000+ meters, and some even touches 2200. They are focused on producing wet process coffees via their 4 disc Kenya-type depulper, drying on 400 raised beds.

Light roasts of Sare Saba show cane juice and subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. The dry fragrance has a scent of raw sugar, like turbinado, and flanked by a scent of black tea leaves and citrus zest accents. The crust of our City roast smells like caramelizing sugar and powdered ginger and the break releases an overt star jasmine note. That floral aspect resonates in the cup too, a welcomed greeting at the first sip. City+ roast shows clear, simple syrup-like sweetness that's transparent and buoys subtle fruited notes of citrus and berry. Acidity borders on refreshing like lemon water, and a perfumed flavor that reminds me of graham cracker crust. There's a doughy note in the aftertaste as well, that with the fragrant floral accents has a flavor of cookies baked with rose water.