No.#3 THE UNSUNG HERO
Single Ethiopian Guji
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TEAM PLAYER
Following the success of our first single origin No.#10 The General, we are excited to introduce you to our second single origin coffee joining the Tiki Tonga family.
No.#3 The Unsung Hero, is the cornerstone of our pack, a player with exceptional character.
The No.#3 binds its unique texture and floral notes of Jasmine and Cherry Blossom with a hint of roasted almonds, certain to drive you forward.
We hope you enjoy tasting this as much as we did sourcing it for you.
Justin & Brad
Tasting and preparation notes
This Ethiopian Guji Coffee is exciting from the first sip to last. Enjoy black to fully appreciate this single origin coffee, but it is also great as a double shot of espresso or as a cafetière or filter coffee.
It demonstrates a unique texture, floral notes of Jasmine and Cherry Blossom, with a hint of roasted almonds, all topped off with an excellent floral and clean finish.
What we love about washed coffees is their pureintrinsic flavours from the bean. This means that washed processing is bestsuited to coffees with a great taste profile. Washedprocessing results in clean acidity, lively, fruity characteristic’s that so many specialty coffeelovers find delightful.
Our beans are from the Gujizone in Ethiopia, one of the most exciting coffee regions in the world. Despiteits proximity to neighbouring regions Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, the flavourprofiles are distinct, giving complex, yet balanced tastes. Coffee farming alsohas ancient roots within the culture of the region. Our beans are of the nativeheirloom varietal, the word “heirloom”is defined as “a valuable object that has belonged to a family for severalgenerations”.
The Shakisso Farm can be found in theGuji zone, the southern part of Oromia, one of Ethiopia’s largest regions. Thefarm was started by father of seven, Haile Gebre and began producing organiccoffees in 2001.
Shakisso Farm spreads out over 640 hectares and has its ownnursery sites to grow coffee seedlings. During harvest, there are more than 300coffee pickers harvesting coffee and about 150 of them supply coffeeindividually to the wet mill
The Oromo people of Guji consider their region as theancestral cradle of Oromo culture. The ceremonies, rituals, and lore that comeforth of the Gada age-group system, are still subsequently and widely practicedamong Guji’s inhabitants. Besides the system, coffee farming has ancient rootswithin the Guji culture – the two are inseparable.