Guji Zone, Ethiopia
Here in the Guji zone of the Oromia region north of SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region) in the southeast of Ethiopia, the fertile deep red earth seems to welcome coffee cultivation, and from its highland slopes heirloom varietals spring up strong and full-flavored. In fact, Coffee Review awarded a stellar 95 points to a representative Guji coffee.
Named after a tribe of the Oromia people, the Guji zone was created in 2002. In terms of geography, cultural, and cup flavors, these coffees from the Guji zone present a distinctive terroir while maintaining the classic profile of the Oromia region: lush with extravagant dark chocolate notes, jasmine-like flowers, and crisp, sweetly-tart acidity.