Jimma, Ethiopia

Genji Challa

From $19.25

If you’ve been looking for a killer washed selection from the motherland of coffee, look no further.

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We taste

jasmine, peach rings, lemon curd

...in this coffee.

This is our first fresh crop washed offering from Ethiopia for 2022 and it is a stunner! Genji Challa is a new washing station a few miles from its sister washing station, Nano Challa. The quality lots that Nano Challa has produced over the last decade has led to higher and higher premiums for their coffee and an ever increasing membership. To keep up, Genji Challa was born with new equipment and dozens of drying beds.

Based on the quality of this specific lot, Genji Challa is producing some of the best coffee we’ve had from Ethiopia in a while. Fresh off the grind, we are finding lovely and intense floral aromatics like jasmine and lavender. In the cup, the resounding sweetness and ripe stone fruit notes remind us of peach candy rings. The cup is made complete with a lemon curd like acidity that ripples through each sip from hot to cold. If you’ve been looking for a killer washed selection from the motherland of coffee, look no further.

Region
Region
Jimma, Ethiopia
Flavors
Flavors
jasmine, peach rings, lemon curd
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
jasmine and lavender
Acidity
Acidity
sweet citrus, malic
Sweetness
Sweetness
candy
Producer
Producer
small plot growers
Altitude
Altitude
6233-7217 ft
Varieties
Varieties
Ethiopia landraces

Recommended Preparation

Kalita
In: 18g
H2O: 305g
Ratio: 1:17
TDS: 1.35%
Espresso
In: 18g
Out: 36g
Time: 24-25 sec

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$5.25/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.33/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$11.33/lb.

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