An enticing aroma of blueberries. In the cup, a tangy, fruit-like acidity, balanced by a hint of caramel sweetness. Full City roast. Net weight 12 oz. (340 g)
Ethiopia Yirgachefe Natural
Origin Profile: Africa
Grower: many small farmers
Altitude: 2000 to 2350 meters above sea level
Processing: Natural dry process – raised beds
Roast Profile: City+ (light)
Cupping notes: Floral and blueberry aromas with bright citrus, clean coffee cherry, and cranberry flavors
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and the beans that make up this cup are spectacular examples of the heriloom beans that come from the country, as well as the traditional natural dry process, in which the coffee cherry is dried on the bean like a raisin, and then mechanically removed from the seed.
One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in the highlands. The cross pollination of genetics creates a biological diversity among the plants not seen anywhere else in the coffee-growing world.
We are partiucularly fond of the Konga micro region of Yirgachefe for both its strong citrus (mostly lemon) and supportive stonefruit flavors of peach and apricot. When this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is dried cherry, cranberry, and lemonade like acidity.
The natural process develops in the coffee a wine-like complexity. The result is a coffee so distinctive, there is no other like it in the world.
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