Nothing beats the smell of some high quality coffee brewing in the morning. Even people who don’t drink coffee find the coffee smell tantalizing. But more important is the taste of the coffee. Some of the best-tasting coffee in the world is Ethiopian Guji coffee, which is only grown in one region in Ethiopia. Maybe you have heard of this kind of coffee, but have no idea of how it can be prepared. Below is some information about this amazing type of coffee and a conclusive list of how to brew it. Grab your favorite mug and snuggle in for some amazing coffee knowledge.

What Is Ethiopian Guji Coffee?

Ethiopian Guji coffee is coffee that comes from the Guji region of Ethiopia. Largely unexplored, this area of the world produces some of the most sought-after coffee beans. Additionally the area keeps the idea of forrest conservation at the fore front of all they do. So in growing the beans they grow with other native vegitationand trees to prevent loss of forrest in this area.

At Red Mug, we sell the the Ethiopian Guji coffee as part of our selection of coffee. It is one of the finest types of coffee that we offer to our loyal customers. 

What Kind Of Roast Is Ethiopian Guji Coffee?

Guji coffee is a medium roasted coffee creating a smooth, to medium blend. This allows consumers to create a coffee that is a great everyday sipper or as an espresso. Additionally this coffee is great for dessert or in the morning when you want something light and refreshing. 

Is Ethiopian Guji Coffee Acidic?

Ethiopian Guji coffee can be slightly acidic. However, in comparison to big-brand coffee, this coffee does not taste acidic at all. In Fact most people will not think about it at all. 

What Foods Pair Well With Ethiopian Guji Coffee?

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Guji Coffee has flavor notes of Honeysuckle, Black Tea, and Brown Sugar, as well as other “spicy” notes like cinnamon. This blend is a wonderful mix of aromas and flavors that pair well with popular finger foods. While Ethiopian Guji coffee goes well with many types of food, we have some recommendations to start with.

Sweets

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Coffee Cake
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Snicker Doodles
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie

Savory

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Quiche
  • Charcuterie Boards
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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How Can I Brew Ethiopian Guji Coffee?

Each person has their preference when it comes to preparing Ethiopian Guji coffee. Below, we will run through the processes of the most popular coffee preparation procedures. Each one brews a delicious cup of Ethiopian Guji coffee, although you may prefer one over another. 

Cold Brew

Step 1: Start the process by adding coffee grounds and cold water to a pitcher or other container. Make sure that it is mixed well.

Step 2: Next, place your container in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. Cover the top of the container to keep anything from falling into it. This step is the “brewing” part of the process.

Step 3: Remove your coffee mixture from the refrigerator, and remove the grounds. Use a fine-mesh sieve or coffee filter to strain all the grounds from the coffee concentrate. 

Step 4: Finally, make your drink. Add your favorite ingredients like milk, spices, or cream to the coffee concentrate, and froth it to the desired consistency. With some ice cubes, this makes the perfect drink!

If you want to learn more about creating cold brew check out our blog on making cold brew in a french press. If you go this route, you can order our Ethiopian-Guji coffee in a french press grind to make some wonderful cold-brew.

Drip

Drip coffee is one of the easiest and most common ways to make coffee. Below are the steps to make an excellent cup of coffee for your morning. Enjoy the flavors that Ethiopian Guji coffee can bring!

Step 1: Fill the water container in your coffee maker with as much water as you want coffee. 

Step 2: Place a coffee filter in the filter area of your coffee maker. Measure and put the coffee grounds in the coffee filter. We recommend approximately 1-1 ½  tablespoons of coffee grounds for every cup of coffee you make. (You can buy some of our Ethiopian Guji Beans for this brewing system just select drip roast grind).

Step 3: Close the lid on your coffee maker and turn it on. Most will automatically start brewing as soon as it is turned on.

Step 4: Pour your coffee and enjoy! Coffee makers have warmers on them to keep the pot of coffee warm. However, we recommend that you don’t leave the coffee setting in the pot for more than 20 minutes before you drink it, or it can start to taste bitter.

Chemex

Step 1: Begin this process by placing the Chemex filter in the opening of the Chemex. Fold the filter in half two times and open it up like a cone, which fits into the Chemex neatly. To avoid any paper taste, rinse the filter with water.

Step 2: Grind the coffee beans to a medium grind and add the grounds to the filter. We recommend about 1 gram of coffee grounds for every 13-14 grams of hot water. 

Step 3: Pour 1/7 of the hot water onto the grounds, moving in a circular motion to saturate all the grounds. Wait a bit to let it bloom. 

Step 4: Add the remainder of the water, pouring in a slow, continuous stream to avoid agitation. After all the water is added, let it sit for several minutes to allow full extraction.

Step 5: Remove the filter. At this point, the coffee is ready to serve.

French Press

Step 1: The first step is to heat the water in a teapot or kettle. Bring it to a boil and let it sit for a minute or two to let it cool. 

Step 2: Grind the Ethiopian Guji coffee beans to a medium coarseness (or buy some of our Ethiopian Guiji Coffee Beans and select french press grind). Pour the grinds into the French press. We recommend around 4 tablespoons of grounds for a large press, which serves around 3 cups of coffee. 

Step 3: Pour the hot water into the press and let it brew for several minutes. After some time, the grounds will fall to the bottom of the press. If you don’t want any foam, scoop that off the top. Let it sit for a few more minutes.

Step 4: Insert the plunger and slowly press downwards. Don’t rush it, or you will stir up the fine particles that have settled to the bottom. Stop the plunger once it reaches the top of the grounds. Your coffee is ready to serve!

Espresso

Step 1: Prepare the espresso machine, making sure that it is preheated and is brewing around 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Grind fresh beans into a very fine consistency. This should be almost like 10x sugar but slightly less fine. 

Step 3: Tamp the coffee grounds into the portafilter, applying firm, even pressure. 

Step 4: Lock the portafilter into the espresso machine. Place the espresso cup underneath and start the machine to extract the coffee. 

Step 5: Once the machine stops, you should have a creamy espresso shot to enjoy or to add to your other coffee drinks.

Moka Pot

Step 1: Start by grinding the Ethiopian Guji coffee beans to a medium coarseness. However, wait to place the grounds into the moka pot

Step 2: Pour nearly boiling water into the bottom portion of the pot, filling it up to the safety valve. 

Step 3: After the water is in the bottom, place the grounds holder into the pot and put the grounds into it. They should loosely fill it up. 

Step 4: Put the moka pot together and make sure that it is securely connected. Place the entire moka pot on a burner. Once the water is boiling, it should start to come out of the top spout and fill the upper chamber. 

Step 5: Once you hear a gurgling sound, remove the pot from the heat. Stop the brewing process by running cool water over the bottom chamber. Your coffee is ready to enjoy!

Siphon

Step 1: The first thing to do is to prepare the siphon. Place the filter in the upper chamber and secure it. Attach the bottom beaker to the stand. 

Step 2: Add hot water to the bottom beaker. Light the burner and place it underneath the bottom beaker. Once the water is boiling, place the upper chamber into the bottom beaker and make sure that it is sealed off. Most of the water should travel up the siphon into the upper chamber. 

Step 3: Adjust the heat so the water in the top chamber is almost still. You don’t want it to be bubbling on the top, but make sure that the water is not traveling back down the siphon.  

Step 4: Add the coffee grounds to the top chamber. Stir the grounds into the water, but then let it set to brew for several minutes.

Step 5: Remove the heat source and stir it several times. The coffee should start traveling down the siphon into the bottom chamber. After several minutes, remove the top chamber and serve your coffee!

Aeropress

Step 1: To begin, grind your Ethiopian-Guji coffee beans with a medium consistency. We recommend around 1-2 tablespoons of grounds for each cup of coffee. Take the cap off the press and set it on the plunger to pour the grounds into the press.  

Step 2: Next, heat the water to the desired temperature. If you have a thermometer, 195 degrees Fahrenheit will work best; however, boiling it and waiting a couple of minutes to cool will work as well. 

Step 3: Pour some of the water onto the grounds and let it set for 30 seconds. This allows it to bloom. Mix the grounds and add the rest of the water into the press. 

Step 4: Place the coffee filter in the cap of the Aeropress and attach the cap to the coffee chamber.  

Step 5: Flip the press around and push the plunger all the way through to extract the coffee into your coffee cup. It is now ready to drink!

Pour Over

Step 1: The first step is to bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, take it off the heat and let it cool to approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 2: While the water is heating, prepare the pour-over setup. Place a filter paper inside the pour-over cone and rinse it with hot water to eliminate any paper taste. Set the cone on top of your coffee cup. 

Step 3: The next step is to add the Ethiopian Guji coffee grounds. Use 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup. Place the coffee grounds into the coffee filter.  You can even order your Ethipoian-Guji Coffee in a pour over grind and save yourself time grinding the beans.

Step 4: Pour some water over the grounds in order to saturate the coffee and let it set for 30 seconds. Continue to pour the water into the grounds in a circular motion, maintaining a steady pouring motion. The pouring process should take about 2-3 minutes. 

Step 5: Enjoy your coffee, adding any additional ingredients you like!

Ibrik

Ibrik coffee, also known as Turkish coffee, is a traditional method of brewing coffee that results in a strong and aromatic coffee with a thick, rich foam on top. An ibrik is a pot with a long handle used to prepare and pour hot liquids.  Here’s how to make Ibrik coffee in 5 steps:

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients. Add cold water to the ibrik, figuring about 2 oz of water per serving. Next, grind the coffee beans. Ibrik coffee requires fine grounds and uses 1-2 teaspoons per serving,  depending on your taste.

Step 2: Add sugar and spice to the coffee grounds. Although optional, the common practice is to add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Some would also add a pinch of ground cardamom for flavor. Mix these into the grounds.

Step 3: Brew the coffee. Place the ibrik on a warmer, and add the ingredients to the water. Initially, stir it well to ensure that it is mixed properly. Heat the mixture slowly until it comes to a boil. After this, do not stir it. Remove it from the heat and let it set, allowing the grounds to sink to the bottom of the ibrik.

Step 4: At this point, your coffee is ready to serve. Pour it into expresso cups(demitasse cup) and enjoy the brew.

Traditional African Brewing

Step 1: Begin the process with unroasted Ethiopian Guji coffee beans. Use a long-handled pot or pan to roast your beans over a burner. At some point, the beans will “pop”; this indicates a light to medium roast. Continue until you hear the beans “pop” again for a dark roast. 

Step 2: Grind your roasted Ethiopian coffee beans to a medium-course consistency with an electric grinder or a hand grinder. 

Step 3: Once done, pour the grounds into a clay pot or something to brew the coffee in.

Step 4: Pour your water into the pot or container that the grounds are in. Set the pot onto a burner and begin to heat it. Let it brew for several minutes. It can bubble a bit, but don’t allow it to boil over. After 8-10 minutes, take it off the burner and let it set several minutes to allow the grounds to settle to the bottom. it should then be ready to serve!

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