Coffee Review Ranks Bird Rock Coffee Roasters' Guji Zone Coffee at 95 Points

Experts remark that the Ethiopian coffee tastes like “Cirque du Soleil in a Cup”.

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We work directly with farmers to source the finest possible coffee, and strive to bring out the best qualities in all of the varieties we roast.

La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Industry coffee report, Coffee Review, recently ranked Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Ethiopia: Guji Zone coffee at 95 points. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is the only roaster in San Diego to receive a score of 95 or higher, and out of 96 coffees reviewed nationwide, only nine received a score of 95 or above.

Coffee Review conducts blind cuppings and ranks coffees on a 100-point scale. The coffees are judged based on five different criteria, and Bird Rock’s Ethiopia: Guji Zone scored a 9 out of 10 for aroma, acidity, body and aftertaste, and received a 10 for overall flavor.

“We are proud that Coffee Review generously ranked our current Ethiopian offering at 95 points,” said Chuck Patton, owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “We work directly with farmers to source the finest possible coffee, and strive to bring out the best qualities in all of the varieties we roast.”

The Ethiopia: Guji Zone coffee was grown at over 1800 meters, and according to Coffee Review, was given the following assessment: “Crisply lush, extravagant. Dark chocolate, jasmine-like flowers, brandy, honey, layered fruit notes: kiwi, mango, banana. Sweetly tart, vivacious acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.”

In November 2013, Coffee Review also ranked Bird Rock’s Lennette Kenya at 94 points, and was also named one of the “Top 30 Coffees” for 2013. The Ethiopia: Guji Zone is currently available at Bird Rock’s pour-over bar, and a 12-ounce bag can be purchased in-store, or online for $17.99. For more information, and to purchase, visit

About Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Recognized as Roaster of the Year in 2012, a national once-in-a-lifetime award, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego. A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a consistent winner of multiple awards above the score of 90 from Coffee Review and with a Q-Grader certified roaster on site, the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster’s staff is sought after throughout the world for their coffee expertise. Going beyond the perfect latte, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has the top quality Roaster on site, a pour-over bar featuring the top seasonal varietals, weekly cuppings open to the public for a sneak peak into the newest offerings, and a deep dive into the selection process and all things coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the confines of the fair trade structure and engages in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to serve the best green coffee, prepared with the utmost respect to those who grew it. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is located in La Jolla, CA. For more information, please visit