ETHIOPIA - YIRGACHEFFE ARICHA
|Chocolatey||Wild & fruity|
|Mild acidity||Bright acidity|
|Light roast||Dark roast|
Why you'll love this Ethiopian coffee
Ethiopian coffees hold a special place in every coffee lover’s heart. This natural processed Yirgacheffe Aricha Grade 1 is sure to impress with its sweet raspberry and apricot notes and its rich, creamy texture. Yum! Perfect with or without milk. Yum!
|Washing station/ Mill:||Gizaw Alemayehu Yirdaw, Aricha|
|Origin:||Ethiopia, Gedyo, Yiragcheffe, Aricha|
|Habitat:||Garden coffee, wild-grown|
|Altitude:||2000 - 2200 MASL|
Brewing this Ethiopian medium roast coffee at home
We roasted this Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans to a medium roast level to achieve a sweeter more balanced and approachable cup with a good body, whilst maintaining its unique origin character. This makes this Ethiopian coffee most versatile, so you can enjoy it across a range of different brewing methods: espresso, plunger, stovetop, and Aeropress.
Perfect with and without milk, the sweet raspberry notes of this Yirgacheffe shine through even when preparing your favourite milk-based beverage.
Discover the smallholder farmers behind the Ethiopian Yiragcheffe coffee beans
The coffee is grown in the Yirgacheffe region of southern Ethiopia, at altitudes of between 2000 to 2200 metres, mainly in small gardens belonging to families who live around the ‘kabele’ (town) of Aricha. Families typically have a farm size ‘garden’ of 0.5 to 2 hectares producing between 1 to 10 bags of green coffee. Most Yirgacheffe ‘garden’ coffees are organic by default.
Once harvested, the Yirgacheffe coffee cherries are sold to the local milling station Alemayehu Urdofa. Here the cherries are sorted by hand before being dried for 4 – 6 weeks on raised sunbeds. The sweet, fruity mucilage of the coffee cherry penetrates the inner beans during this process, creating the very prominent fruitiness and sweetness, which we love in Ethiopian coffees.
Sustainable wild-grown coffee
When sourcing our coffees, we not only select the best coffees based on the unique tasting profiles, we are very much conscious of the coffee’s environmental impact. Did you know the largest impact on a coffee’s carbon footprint happens throughout cultivation, harvesting and any processing undertaken at the farm. That’s why we differentiate between organic certified coffees, wild-grown coffees and environmentally friendly coffees.
Our Ethiopian coffee is wild grown. This means it is grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides - very much like certified organic coffees, however without the certification stamp. That's because remote smallholder farming families often don't have the knowledge, financial resources, infrastructure and supply chain to obtain organic certifications for their coffees.
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