Brewing Recommendation: Filter Brew / Modern Espresso
Guji Dasaya is back with the latest harvest! This time, it promises the same purple fruits and floral notes with a mix of strawberry acidity rather than blueberry. Yum!
Dasaya is a short form of Dawala Samayawi, which literally mean purple bellflowers. The Dasaya aims to remind drinkers of purplish or bluish fruit such as grapes and blueberry, as well as purplish florals.
To fulfil the Dasaya’s quality requirement, Dasaya is sourced from an extremely high altitude of 1950-2100m. The raw coffee itself has a very low defect rates, and the roasted version promises excellent purplish aroma and notes.
Like many other industries, the production and logistics of 22/21 harvest were affected by the pandemic over the past few years. It gets even worse when civil wars and bad weathers are thrown into the mix. The impact can be seen in banking exchanges, land and sea transport, port congestions and severe understaff in most of the supply chains. With a reduced freight trip frequency, freight cost has naturally gone up following the supply and demand imbalance.
We are grateful that we are able to secure this coffee amidst uncertainties, and will definitely savour every last bit of goodness from this amazing coffee.
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers alike to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia is said to be where all coffees come from, and coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition which dates back dozens of centuries.
Guji is a zone in Oromia Region of Ethiopia, named after a tribe of the Oromo people.
Dawala Samayawi, which literally mean purple bellflowers. The Dasaya aims to remind drinkers of purplish or bluish fruit such as grapes and blueberry, as well as purplish florals.
G1 means Grade 1. Ethiopian coffees are graded from 1 to 9. Grade 1-2 are considered specialty grades, Grade 3-9 are considered "commercial".
Lot 22/01 is a codename for raw bean production batches. It means it's the first batch of Dasaya produced for year 2022 harvest.