Sweet and Silky with distinct floral aroma. Notes of jasmine, rose, lime and black tea.
Region: Yirgacheffe district
Variety: Various heirloom cultivars
Processing: a blend of Fully washed & natural process
Recent developments in Ethiopia have seen a centralisation of all coffee exports through the recently established Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). This has made it virtually impossible to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees as lots are processed anonymously anonymised on arrival at the ECX. Due to this situation many coffees are sold as a much lower grade than they are to avoid government taxes, making it even harder to find a good example.
All of the Ethiopian coffees we purchase are selected on the basis of their exceptional cup profile first and foremost. This remains our guiding principle in Ethiopia and in all origins where we source coffees.
Many thousands of bags marked 'Yirgacheffe' are sold every year but there may be significant differences in cup quality. We assess many samples of Yirgacheffe before making any purchases. We are looking for a coffee that possesses a distinct floral and fruity character, while clean and full.
We are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia with regard to traceability, we are able to buy some traceable coffees. But, regardless of developments, we will continue to cup our way through many samples and offer only the most exemplary coffee we find.