I was excited to dive into the second coffee that I received from Peter Milne over at Cast Iron Coffee. The second coffee being Ethiopia Guji Natural Sidamo. I love Ethiopian coffee, and I especially love this particular Sidamo. I have my own little stash here at home to roast up that I just love.
You can read about Panama Boquete Colibri Especial here.
I was both excited and disappointed at what I found in this coffee.
While brewing this coffee a strong blueberry note filled the kitchen air. Underneath I found hints of honey, plums, and chocolate. The sweet blueberry note woke my senses and I was more than excited for that first sip.
It wasn’t long before that chance was finally here. The first sip had this sweet blubbery note that took hold of my taste buds shaking them awake.
A light chocolate comes to play in intervals leaving you with a feeling of just having eating a decadent blueberry and chocolate treat. Chocolate covered blueberries, perhaps?
Overall, this coffee has a light-medium body, and is sweet with blueberries and chocolate.
The only downfall to this coffee I found would be that it’s a little darker of a roast than I would like to see for an Ethiopian Coffee. As the coffee cools I noticed a slight smokiness hinting at me. PAN roasting is hard. It does not give you an even roast which makes for getting a fully roasted batch a little hard without scorching it.
Having said that I’d still give this coffee a 4 out of 5 cups. The slight smokiness isn’t the end of the world as the coffee overall still shines bight.