Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Grade 1
Cup Characteristics: Aroma of brown sugar. Powerful, clean, jammy with flavors of rosewater, honeysuckle and exotic notes of tamari. Deep spice flavors and black pepper notes. Very complex, especially nice cup profile.
$14.99 per pound
Arrived September 2019 in grainpro. This Ethiopia Yrgacheffee Grade 1 is sourced from small coffee producers organized around the Idido coffee mill, located in the Gedeo Zone of the Yirgacheffe district. The Gedeo Zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. After a full washing process to remove skin and mucilage, the beans in the parchment husks are sun dried on raised beds for about 12-15 days. During the day time the coffee needs to be raked and turned over continuously in order to ensure a consistent drying process. During the hottest time of day and in full sun the coffee is covered as well as during the night to protect it in case of rainfall. When fully dry, the beans are transported in parchment to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.
- Washing Station: Idido
- Zone: Gedeo
- District (Woreda): Kochere
- Altitude: 1900-2100m above sea level
- Coffee variety: Heirloom Varietals, Kurume
- Processing: Washed
- Harvest: October-January
We cup a lot of coffee during our normal, rigorous selection process and over the course of the year we see numerous lots of Yrgacheffe. This particular lot really popped out of the rest for its power, cleanliness and especially for an exotic flavor profile that really characterizes Yrgacheffe coffee at its best. We expect to have it into the Fall but be sure try some. We think you will be as impressed as we were.