Price $4.55 per pound
Bag Weight 131.39 lbs
Flavor Profile Lemon, dried berry, cocoa powder
Grade 4 Grade 4 is considered a mid-range grade and still exhibits notable characteristics. Grade 4 coffee beans are smaller in size and have a varying level of defects, including under-ripe beans, known as quakers. While they may not exhibit the same level of complexity and flavor as the higher grades, they can still offer a satisfying taste experience with distinct Ethiopian coffee characteristics, including earth and fruit tones.
Check out our Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Grades
Producers from Guji Zone
1850 – 2000 masl
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Full natural and sun-dried on raised beds
November - January
DECAF ETHIOPIA GUJI 4 NATURAL ROYAL SELECT SWISS WATER PROCESS is curated from lots that the Royal team has selected based on cup profile, physical preparation, and potential to express excellently once decaffeinated. During the Swiss Water process, the green coffee is hydrated to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to Green Coffee Extract (GCE), a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that allows the caffeine to leave the green coffee via osmosis while minimizing the loss of flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the GCE is filtered of its caffeine through proprietary carbon filters and recycled to be used again.