Delicate with tealike body, notes of milk chocolate, sweet peach and jasmine.
|Origin:||Negele Gorbitu cooperative, Yirga Cheffe, Sidamo, Ethiopia.|
|Process:||Washed and sundried.|
|Elelvations:||1900-2000 metres above sea level.|
|Varietal:||Yirga Cheffe mixed heirloom.|
Yirgacheffe is one of the most prized Ethiopian coffees. Yirga Cheffe region is a lush, deep soiled area of high rolling hills in southwestern Ethiopia. Altitudes range from 1770 to 2200 metres above sea level. Coffee, grown in Yirga Cheffe, is famous for its extravagant, almost perfumed aromatics. Generally, tracing the exact origin of Yirgacheffe coffes can be difficult, as it is what Ethiopians refer to as “garden coffee”, grown on small plots by villagers, often organised in tiny coops, using centuries old traditional methods. This coffee is sourced from one of such small cooperatives, Negele Gurbitu, which is a member of Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU), that represents some 217 cooperatives with over 200,000 members. OCFCU aims to help small holder coffee farmers to take advantage of the Fair Trade market. OCFCU returns 70% of its net profit back to the cooperatives, and cooperatives back to their members.
This coffee is certified Organic.