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Fine Ethiopian Yirgacheffe whole bean coffee
Ethiopia is not only the largest coffee producer in Africa, but it also has the largest domestic consumption on the continent too. This developed domestic consumption of coffee has been driven by the long history with coffee the country has. The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is light-bodied coffee bringing fruity flavours and floral notes.
Home to the famous “Kaldi”, the goat herder who supposedly first discovered coffee’s ‘caffeinated’ qualities. Many coffee species are indigenous to Ethiopia, with Heirloom now the most common. Coffee beans are grown in a number of regional zones to the west and south of the capital Addis Ababa, most famously Sidamo and Yirgacheffe.
Ethiopia has an abundance of varied flavour profiles – depending on the process and region the coffee is produced – from strawberry fruit, to mango, passion fruit and pineapple. If sweet juicy fruits are your thing – Ethiopia is the answer.
The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe flavor profile is a fine example of a high quality Ethiopian coffee, with a strong body, excellent fruity flavours accompanied by balanced acidity and a clean taste.
Known as the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a northern African nation steeped in history. Bordering Somalia to the East, and Eritrea to the north, it remains surprisingly politically and economically stable given its neighbours.
Exporting through the port of Djibouti, Ethiopia exports over 3m bags of coffee per annum. Mountainous, forested and arid desserts, Ethiopia has a vast array of landscapes and climates. Central Government is managed from the Capital city of Addis Ababa – one of the highest cities in Africa, and base for one of the United Nations largest headquarters.
Yirgacheffe coffee is a wet processing (washed) coffee grown at elevations from 1,700 to 2,200 meters above sea level, and is the considered the best high grown coffee in southern Ethiopia, an exotic coffee region known for fine coffees. These elevations qualify Yirgacheffes as Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) coffees, where coffees grow slowly due to the altitude, allowing additional time for the tree to deliver nutrients to the coffee and develop the best flavours.
We love this fruity African coffee; it even has a strong following with our regular customers. It can also be sampled in our African Gift Set, which is always a hit. If you wanted to try something milder, we would recommend our Pure Kenya Blue Mountain, or our Kenya AA, if you wanted something more intense.
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Me and the wife love this coffee. It's aroma, and light slightly sweet taste makes a great brew. We buy it in bulk and it keeps well in the bags. I'd recommend getting a grinder and buying beans as it's best served right after grinding. Using a v60 in the morning to prepare this you can get a really good brew. Personally I don't even have milk. It tastes great on its own. As an espresso through the machine it's a little tangy but I quite like that. If your thinking about it. Just get it.
Consistently good, sharp, distinctive flavour.
This coffee is very good. One of the best. It's got a great aroma and flavor. I love it as a simple americano. But I wish it came in recyclable packaging. If it did this would be a 5 star review.
This is the best coffee I have ever tasted. Light, sweet and full of complexity. I instantly want to brew another after finishing a cup.
Excellent as always Thankyou
One of my favourite blends. Strong, acid but balanced with a touch of oiliness which keeps it pleasantly smooth on the palate. Make sure you drink it black, as nature intended.