This month’s Blue Bottle shipment features “Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto”, described by Blue Bottle here:
The 68-member Suke Quto producer’s association is located in the Odo Shakiso district, in Ethiopia’s Guji zone. Founded in 2004, Suke Quto stretches across a verdant 291 hectares and includes a diverse array of indigenous plant and animal species. After being hand-picked at its apex of ripeness, this coffee is fermented in concrete tanks, washed, and sun-dried on raised beds. Likening this coffee to a chocolate-dipped strawberry would be apt, perhaps, but it would also be an oversimplification. Instead, we invite you to visualize this strawberry, enjoyed one nibble at a time, mid-barrel roll in an Aeromarine PG-1. Tighten those goggles. Hold onto your scarf.
Blue Bottle always over-embelishes the descriptions of their coffees (it makes for good marketing), but you can definitely taste the fruit in the coffee. It is from Ethopia, after all, a region with more fruity coffees than other regions like Latin America.
Brew method: Chemex. Ratio: 13:1