Fragrance of black tea, florals. Creme brulee and stonefruit on aroma. Notes of green tea, white grape and peach with a lingering sweetness like white tea, peach candy and white sugar. Nice malic acidity like green apples and a medium-light body that gives a creamy mouthfeel. An absolutely delicious washed coffee!
Somewhere between light and medium roast seems to be the sweet spot in this coffee from Guji. The acidity is delicious but not extremely bright. The sweetness is prevalent even in very light roasts. For the full bouquet of notes, try roasting light. For more cooked sugary notes and less tea-like notes, try pushing into medium roast territory.
The Gigesa washing station holds NOP and EU Organic certification.
Freshly picked cherries are delivered to the Gigesa washing station and immediately depulped. The pulped coffee will rest in fermentation tanks for 36 to 48 hours depending on the weather conditions! During the long fermentation process, the mucilage is broken down and ultimately removed through a final washing of the coffee in the canals. After being fully washed, the coffee is dried on raised beds for 10-12 days.
The Gigesa washing station is owned and operated by the Yonis family. As part of the quality control process, fresh cherries are floated in water to separate lower qualities before depulping. Traditional disc pulpers are used and the coffee is allowed at least 24 hours to ferment before being fully washed and set to dry on raised beds for 10-12 days on average. We have had the pleasure of working with Faysel since 2015 and the coffee never disappoints!
The website gives an accurate description of this bean. Top notes were Black/Green tea, sweet, white grape, light body. I didn't get the peach note until it started to cool, then it was apparent.
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