preferred_method: false
preferred_milk: false
Save as favourite

Clifton Coffee - Ethiopia: Margarrisa (Guji)

Sorry - Sold out - it's been popular!

Getting product details...

From Clifton Coffee:

Our 5th Ethiopia selection of 2016 from a small private wet-mill in Danbi Uddo near the town of Shakiso in Guji called Margarrisa.

2016 has yielded some incredible coffees from Ethiopia, both washed and naturals. It’s probably the origin we get most excited about here in the roastery and we’ve loved how refined & complex some of the naturals such as the Diima have been; a sure sign of major improvements in production and preparation at origin.

We’ve also enjoyed the breadth of flavours that can be found in the washed coffees coming from the likes of Limu, Guji and of course Yirgacheffe, and judging by the rate at which we’ve roasted the through the Biftu Gudina this season, our customers are increasingly loving the broad spectrum of complex & delicate florals that are so abundant in the cup from this incredible country.

It’s with great excitement then that we introduce this lot – our 5th Ethiopia selection of 2016 from a small private wet-mill in Danbi Uddo near the town of Shakiso in Guji called Margarrisa. Again from our friends & trusted Ethiopian partners, Nordic Approach.

We first cupped this coffee back at the London Coffee Festival in April and it immediately showed promise, but – as with so many of the washed Ethiopians – it was always going to benefit from a good rest and a little ‘breathing’ to really open up. Fast forward to November and our first test roast immediately leapt out of the cup for the sheer sweetness this coffee showed with an abundance of floral aromas & flavours – it was, for us the archetypical washed Ethiopian coffee that epitomises everything these coffees can be when they’re carefully prepared & properly rested with a delicate light to medium roast profile.

Honeysuckle, peach, jasmine, bergamot & apricot – its all there in abundance with a lovely syrupy body and bright but perfectly balanced acidity. This coffees brews incredibly well as both a filter but also makes for an stunning espresso.


Altitude: 1900 meters above sea level
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Gigesa Washing Station, Danbi Uddo near Shakiso, Guji Sidamo
Owner: 850 Danbi Uddo smallholders
Process Method: Washed - & sun dried with 48 hours wet fermentation, 24hrs post-soak & 10-12 days drying on raised beds
Varietals: Ethiopian Heirlooms (Typica hybrids)

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast 5 days a week on our Diedrich IR-12 & CR-25. We roast and rest our EQ & E1 espressos only to a maximum of 10 days so these coffees will arrive ready to use. All other single origins are roasted to order on the next available roast day & sent out within 24 hours.

We recommend a minimum of 10 days rest past roast day on all our espressos and a minimum of 2-5 days rest on all filter coffees.


All UK deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £2.75 and sent via Royal Mail 24 service.

Collection available?


Delivery prices to United Kingdom

Initial collection: Clifton Coffee Roasters - Bristol

Similar coffees from

Clifton Coffee Roasters - Bristol

Clifton Coffee Roasters - Bristol

Share with your friends...
Clifton Coffee Roasters - Bristol

Hint: click one of the three different views

Save as favourite Clifton Coffee - EQ Espresso V12: Seasonal Espresso Blend
from £5.95
From Clifton Coffee: EQ Seasonal Espresso Blend v. 12 – A full bodied espresso with bright acidity and a vibrant sweet finish. Look for tastes of Toffee Apple, White Grapefruit & Molasses. Recommended brew recipe: 18g in Yield : 38g out Time: 28-30 secondsComponents: 60% Guatemala EL ZORRO (Washed) 25%...
Tags: Cafetiere, Citrus, Clifton Coffee, Espresso, Fruit, Milky, Sweet, With milk
Save as favourite Clifton Coffee - Burundi - Condi Cooperative Lot 1910 - Washed
from £6.00
From Clifton Coffee: A truly interesting washed Burundi with notes of Cranberry, Clementine, Nutmeg & Lemongrass. The Kivubo Washing Station, like Rubanda is in the Mutambu region of Bujumbura province and produces some excellent cupping coffees. The Condi Farmers group produce highland coffee from the surrounding hillside delivering coffee in...
Tags: Aeropress, Africa, Burundi, Cafetiere, Clifton Coffee, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Save as favourite Clifton Coffee - Mexico - Berilo Ficha Nueva - Washed
from £5.00
From Clifton Coffee: A delicious coffee with a heavy body, smooth dark chocolate notes with a hint of spice, lychee and lemon acidity. This coffee makes a great, full-bodied espresso and works well as a delicious filter too!Historically, Mexican coffee was viewed as an inexpensive, low grown coffee primarily used...
Tags: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Central America, Clifton Coffee, Espresso, Filter, Mexico, Washed, With milk

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.