Ethiopia Guji Mormora Farm

Ethiopia Guji Mormora Farm

This is a coffee that arrived to me with a mission I wasn't expecting: to destroy. Not in like a bad way you see but one where every bit of the purist never totally satisfied coffee roaster soul is destroyed and what you knew possible was laid out before you in one perfect cup or roast.Nothing prepared me for this coffee. In fact I was expecting the other that arrived with it to be better. But like like Oasis in 1994 it redefined the music landscape.

Let me explain in as wordy of a way possible.

I sometimes say my... Read More

This is a coffee that arrived to me with a mission I wasn't expecting: to destroy. Not in like a bad way you see but one where every bit of the purist never totally satisfied coffee roaster soul is destroyed and what you knew possible was laid out before you in one perfect cup or roast.Nothing prepared me for this coffee. In fact I was expecting the other that arrived with it to be better. But like like Oasis in 1994 it redefined the music landscape.

Let me explain in as wordy of a way possible.

I sometimes say my Ethiopian's are tea like and people go "yeah yeah" and I say "yeah, actually" and for the most part I really do a great job of bringing that aspect out. Add in a few other sub elements like brightness, or a good sweetness, or something floraly (jasmine is a staple in the yirg world for example) and your table is set for a nice coffee. But is there something else there? Can you bring it out? There can be but not every coffee is meant to be more than just that. Of course that doesn't mean it's bad - it just is. There are many Yirg's out there that just are "floral, sweet, bright" that I like.

But to ring bells for a roaster? Well that takes something a bit more - at least to this roaster. This one is that and more. Lets start out with Earl Grey. And I mean Earl Grey. If you've ever traveled to the UK and had a super posh cuppa like yours truly this will bring the memories flooding back. It's a "memory" coffee. You think of other things which is super amazing. Well for this one anglophile it does. It's also oddly spritzy.  But not a soda steam although kind of? but then again not?  And then is that Citrus? Is it lemon or orange or orange peel or some zest?  It turns into a floral bouquet cascade and is that some rose flavor? It really just keeps on going to the point I stopped writing and wrote wow on the cupping form then texted a friend of mine saying "you gotta try this".  Will you taste this? I hope. It's hard because i've trained myself to spot flaws so when none pop up - it's shocking so if I can, I think others can at least get some of what I just wrote.

With that all said it's an utterly wild ride for a coffee across all possibilities of an Ethiopian coffee. Is this overstating things? Sure. Possibly. I'm not some silly "local" dude with his roaster thinking his head isnt too big for his shoulders - no, from the critical side of my nature I believe in every way we evaluate coffees this coffee is a full on assault of quality that is realized in the roaster and on the cupping table. So I say this coffee with 100% certainty is a competition level coffee roasters geek on. 

If my first single was the Ethiopia Dumerso back in 2014 and everything since then has become the first album, now this coffee is the first song of the killer second album. 

Meet your Wonderwall.

 

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