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Ethiopia Gedeo Yirga Cheffe

This is a juicy coffee and flavors of tangerine, honeydew melon, lychee, peach candy and limeade are sweet and refreshing. Giving it time to cool allows notes of fresh cut flowers and loose leaf tea to become more apparent. Tea characteristics are definitely central, and come out as bergamot and jasmine tea, as well as black tea with lemon zest in the finish. It's a complex cup, and one that I prefer as brewed coffee - but don't let that keep you from trying darker roasts as espresso. City to City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Sep 23 2013
Lot size 25bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade 1
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ is the best, brightest, sweetest cup.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This coffee comes to us from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), the commission in charge of exchanging most exported commodities, including coffee. The basic way that it works is, unless you're part of a private cooperative, individual farmers submit their coffee to the exchange where it is graded based on processing and cup quality. Unfortunately, by the time they reach the market, they're also mostly stripped of provenance and given a general categorization instead. Most of the coffee we buy from Ethiopia belongs in the category of cooperative coffees, and we love that in addition to cooperatives offering really nice coffees, they also give us an inside look at the work done at the farm and wet mill levels. But every now and then we'll cup coffees from the ECX that are so good, we simply can't pass on the purchase. This is one of those coffees. We were able to obtain some very general regional info on the lot, and that it is from the area of Kochere. You may have tried our other coffees from this region, and I assure you, this is of the same high caliber.
This has classic Yirga Cheffe characteristics of dried flowers, floral fruits, and a candy-like sweetness. At City+, dry grounds have a smell of honey-comb, with that lingering effect of raw honey and beeswax. There's also delicate notes of lavender water, sweet lime, and peach tea. Adding hot water sets off a chain reaction of sugar browning elements in the senses, with demurara, butterscotch and a maple syrup. The break producers lots of jasmine, and smells of floral essence oils. The cup has amazing body, and with a complex profile of fruits and florals. This is a juicy coffee and flavors of tangerine, honeydew melon, lychee, peach candy and limeade are sweet and refreshing. Giving it time to cool allows notes of fresh cut flowers and loose leaf tea to become more apparent. Tea characteristics are definitely central, and come out as bergamot and jasmine tea, as well as black tea with lemon zest in the finish. It's a complex cup, and one that I prefer as brewed coffee - but don't let that keep you from trying darker roasts as espresso. We've had great results blending floral Yirga Cheffe coffees as a brilliant highlight coffee to sweet, and bodied Guatemalas or Colombias. This cups well not long out of the roaster, but coming back to it at 24+ hours really gives a chance for floral and citrus notes to become well integrated.