Coffees from Guji are some of our favorites for obvious reasons: bright acidity, deep fruitiness, and exotic florality. These coffees sing and are immediately recognizable when compared to coffees from around the world. Like it or not, there’s just something about Guji coffees we don’t find anywhere else, and Buku Sayisa is another outstanding example of this.
In the past, coffees from Guji were blended with coffees from the neighboring Yirgacheffe region, or labeled under the general term Sidamo, which included coffees from Bensa and other far east regions. It’s only recently that coffees from Guji have gained distinctive recognition, and we’re extremely excited to be highlighting several of them this year.
Whereas previous releases Raro Nensebo and Yabitu Koba tasted more stone fruit and melon-forward, Buku Sayisa remains far more berry and citrus-forward. This cup is supremely bright and juicy with flavors of ripe raspberry, crisp lemon-lime, and a dense brown sugar sweetness in the finish. As it cools, we also taste gentle honeysuckle and melon flavors typical of Guji coffees. Without a doubt, Buku Sayisa is a confirmation that Guji coffees absolutely rule.