Coffee Reviews

Ethiopia – Walichu Wachu – Guji Natural – Presta Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia - Walichu Wachu - Guji Natural
  • Roaster
    Presta Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Estimated Price
    $20 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Strawberry, lemon, cacao, silk body
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Bourbon
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Guji
  • Elevation
    2100 - 2310 MASL
  • Producer
    Collection of smallholder farmers
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex
  • Roast Date
    January 28, 2020
  • Review Date
    February 15, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
10 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Silky body (unique for style)
  • Aroma

Cons
  • Muted acidity

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Presta is a roaster based out of Tucson, Arizona who I discovered recently through the Firstbloom app. The app recommended Walichu Wachu as a coffee that would be a great fit for me and it certainly was.

The coffee begins with an incredibly strong berry fragrance. As soon as you open the bag the notes of strawberry & blueberry explode from the bag. After grinding and throughout brewing, the strong berry notes overwhelm in a delicious aroma. The berry notes stick around for the flavor to create a true fruit bomb that also has some creamy and chocolatey undertones. The acidity is a bit more muted at the front, but comes on stronger in the finish, which has a wonderful citrus acidity.

One of the more unique elements for the coffee was its body, which was smooth and silky; the coffee felt as it if coated your mouth like a heavy cream. Usually coffees like this have lighter more tea-like bodies, so it was fun to experience both the fruit bomb flavor notes, but the heavier, fuller body.

The Bottom Line

This was a great naturally processed Ethiopian coffee and would be a great find for anyone who enjoys fruit-forward coffees. The creamy and chocolate undertones paired with a thicker body though add a nice, unexpected quality to the coffee.

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