Coffee Reviews

Ethiopian Bishan Fugu (2018) – Noble Coffee Roasting

Andrew Pautler

Noble Coffee Roasting – Ethiopian Bishan Fugu

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopian Bishan Fugu
  • Roaster
    Noble Coffee Roasting
  • Roaster Location
    Ashland, Oregon
  • Estimated Price
    $19.00/12 ounces
  • Flavor Notes
    Wildflowers, grape jelly, cocoa
  • Process
    Natural
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Guji Zone, Oromia Region
  • Elevation
    1900-2200 MASL
  • Producer
    Adinew Brothers
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    V60, Chemex, Espresso
  • Other Notes
    Organic, Good Food Award Winner

Coffee Scoring

9.6
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
10 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
10 / 10
Balance
10 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
10 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
10 / 10
Flexibility
10 / 10
Pros
  • Wonderful brightness
  • Deep fruity notes

Cons
  • Extremely light and bright, so if that is not your preferred style, you may not like this coffee

When it comes to natural coffees, Noble Coffee Roasting’s Bishan Fugu is hard to beat. Its bright, fruity notes are overwhelming (in the best way possible) from the moment you open the bag. While they don’t list it in the flavor profile, I find the blueberry notes to be the most dominant flavor both in aroma and taste. I tried Bishan Fugu as V60, Chemex and espresso and it excelled in all of them. While naturally-processed usually shine in the various pour over methods, I was particularly impressed with it as espresso. The bright, fruity notes take on a wonderful creamy texture as an espresso.

I’d recommend Bishan Fugu to anyone who enjoys bright, fruit-forward, clean natural processed African coffees.

Noble Coffee Roasting Ethiopian Bishan Fugu bag and beans detail

The Bottom Line

Bishan Fugu is one of the best coffees I have ever tried. From opening the bag to finishing the cup, it is a hard coffee to beat.

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