Origin: Region - Guji
Sourced by: Trabocca
Last year a group of my close coffee friends and roaster buddies told me about a coffee from the Bishan Dimo washing station that tasted like mangos and perfectly ripe peaches. For them, it was undoubtedly one of the best coffees of the year. Sadly (as is the case with most insaneo coffees), the lot sold out almost instantly.
This year, however, I was determined to explore all Bishan Dimo had to offer. In Ethiopia, coffees from Guji are unmistakably my favorite. While other Ethiopian coffees may offer delicate profiles with distinct florality and citrusy flavors, coffees from Guji always seem to hit differently with big stonefruit and berry profiles in the cup.
Admittedly, the first time I cupped this coffee was with a bit of the Covid sniffles. I was having massive problems with all coffees generally tasting brown and muddled. As I struggled through a table to discern any majorly inspiring notes, I felt encouraged when I slurped my first sips of Bishan Dimo - “BERRIES? SILKY? Am I dreaming?” It was the first time in weeks that a coffee was vibrant enough to spark the flavor receptors in my brain.
Since regaining my taste and smell, I’m even more delighted and relieved to know Bishan Dimo is even better than I could have imagined. Dried mixed berries lead in combination with a beautiful mix of black tea and lemonade (Arnold Palmer anyone? If you brew it iced or cold brewed, you might not even notice a difference!). Trust Botz – it’s a summer stunner that shouldn’t be missed!
***Please note that coffee orders are roasted, processed, and shipped on Wednesdays. The cutoff for orders is 12:00 pm each Tuesday.***