X Series | YIRGACHEFFE | Ethiopia

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X Series | YIRGACHEFFE | Ethiopia

from 16.50

Delicate, overly floral, and sweet, this Heirloom Natural Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is part of our new X Series - a collection of rare, unique, high-scoring, Direct-Trade (at prices to the farmer that exceed Fair-Trade premiums by at least 300%), sustainably grown coffees commanding top premiums.

Expect strong florals, peach, and white sandalwood aroma during bloom. Gentle, rounded acidity to start, and a velvety mouth-feel that engages you, particularly if you like delicate, cocoa-toned coffees with gentle red fruit acidity and subtle spice notes.

Process: Natural

Varietal: Heirloom (i.e. native varietals from the birthplace of coffee!)

Region: Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Cooperative: WORKA (Certified Fair-Trade & Organic)

Roast level: Light (Light City Roast)

*** 2-lb and 5-lb sizes only offered as WHOLE BEAN to keep freshness***

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Why love it?
This is a wonderful coffee from the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmer's Cooperative Union "Worka", a cooperative member with 305 individual members each farming less than 4 hectares of land.  It is found in the Gedeb district, approximately 40 miles from the market town of Dilla. It was founded in 2005 and is known for producing a remarkable, high-altitude (> 8000 ft above sea level) natural-processed Heirloom coffee. Coffee cherries are dried under the sun on raised beds and under close attention, and control, over fermentation. The result is a unique, hard-to-find, flavor profile with strong floral and berry aromas.  

Recommendations
Shines in pour-overs, in light to medium roasts. Also great on Drip, French Press, and high-dilution Aeropress.