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It's back! - this is a coffee that needs no introduction. This is the sixth time in a row that we have bought this coffee and yet again, it is set to be our best seller. According to Shortlist.com, this is the best coffee bean in the UK for espresso right now. You can see for yourself here
In the cup, you can expect the usual strawberries and floral notes but this time we have a blueberry, lime and dark chocolate thing going on too. As always, the processing has been perfectly judged - so, there is a hint of booziness but everything is really well balanced. Classy but wild. What more could you want?
Whether you are using this bean for espresso or filter, you're going to absolutely love it, it's been a good few years since we've enjoyed it quite this much. Just stunning coffee.
Origin: Haricha Woreda, Godeo Zone.
Owner: Co-operative owned, various Smallholders.
Do you need a recipe? - we're not sure you do! (see what we're on about here). Remember though, our Facebook group is a great place to discuss your brewing experiences with others and we're always happy to help if we can - just drop us a line using the message icon in the bottom right corner of this screen!
Want to know more? Read on......
Yirgacheffe is both a town and a grade of coffee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in Southern Ethiopia. More than any other country, Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coffee varieties, with each type having distinctive taste, shape and colour. As a result, each region in the country can offer a different flavour profile, forming the grading system for Ethiopian coffees e.g. Sidamo, Harrar, Limu, Djimmah etc. It is widely argued that a Yirgacheffe grade coffee can offer one of the most distinctive flavour profiles in the world with a pungent floral aroma and intense citrus flavour.
Processing in Yirgacheffe can take the form of both washed and natural, with most of the coffee growing at over 2000 metres above sea level. Much of the coffee grown in Ethiopia is done using traditional methods, under shade trees alongside other crops and without the use of chemicals. Coffee from Yirgacheffe is often referred to as ‘garden coffee’ as it is grown on very small plots, often in the back yard of small dwellings.
Working in partnership with Addis Exporter, a business with more than 100 years experience in exporting high-quality coffee from Ethiopia, we have been able to select an incredible natural processed coffee from smallholders based around the Rocko Mountain in the Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. These smallholder farmers have hand-picked their cherries and sold them to a local trader who oversees the processing and sorting before selling the beans to the ECX who grade according to SCAA standards. Addis Exporter then purchases the top quality lots from the ECX and select the best for their ‘Rocko Mountain Reserve’.
Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.