Light/Medium

Passion House Coffee

Sidama Guji

Elderflower, peach, black tea.

A classic southern Ethiopian coffee—sweet, bright and floral. Deep stone fruit notes up front lead to a lemon zest and black peppercorns. Caramelized body pairs with cleansing acidity and notes of black tea on the finish.

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Country
Ethiopia
Region
Guji zone
Farmer
Smallholder producers
Elevation
2000m
Variety
Ethiopian Heirloom
Process
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

The road south out of the capital city of Addis Ababa leads deep into coffee country. Lowlands give way to hills and then mountains, winding into the heart of the Sidama Guji coffee growing region where the Bale Mountains meet the great Rift valley and small family farms with their rounded reed huts prevail.

Here smallholder farmers, whose farms may be from 1 to 20 hectares in size, grow their coffee in the shade of banana and mango trees. Growers bring their cherries to central washing stations to be processed. Their indigenous government is the democratic Gadaa system, a process that includes elected leaders and local representatives.

Guji, 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.

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Chicago, IL
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Passion House Coffee

Passion House Coffee Roasters and founder Joshua Millman's daughter Bayla were born on the same day, five years ago in Chicago, Illinois. An intentional kind of coffee company with five team members, Passion House has a unique approach to coffee, offering three different types of genres for Crema.co members to explore. Each has its own merit and offers its own perks. (See what we did there?)

Ambient: This coffee offers subtle complexity that enhances your current state of awareness. It's creamy, delicate, and calm.

Mainstream: This coffee is familiar enough to allow you to relax, yet gives you something unexpected. It's buttery, playful, and balanced.

Experimental: This coffee has a vision all its own and will excite you with its individual expression. It's silky, bright, and vibrant.

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