Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Gutiti
Cup Characteristics: Bright, sweet, very clean, citrusy. Hints of melon. Chocolate body. Crisp with lingering finish. Spicy, bold flavor notes. A powerful cup but resonates with elegance. Highly aromatic. A good daily coffee candidate for connoisseurs.
$14.99 per pound
Ethiopia Yrgacheffe is one of our favorite coffees. Located close to the Sidama Guji area in Ethiopia, Gutiti is the name of a sub-city in Yrgacheffe which sits at about 2,000 meters above sea level. There are 700 small holders in that particular Yrgacheffe area who are involved in producing this coffee. Once harvested the coffee is moved to the Alemu mill for processing, the mill is owned by Werka Bauka and is located in the Mendero Mountains to the south of Sidama. The wetmill or washing station is part of the Kochere Coffee Cooperative. We have been finding the best quality coffee from Kochere in recent years. The coffee is an Heirloom varietal and is fully washed then dried on traditional African style beds.
This is a very nice lot, with lots of florality and citrus. When these coffees are done well they rank among the best available, sweet, a bit wild but in a constrained way, assertive. Body is substantial and smooth.
See this map of Ethiopia's coffee producing areas.