Natural processed Yirgacheffe is the taste of sunshine, botanical gardens, and happiness. This is from Yirgacheffe, but more famously, the Banko Gotiti Co-operative, which has made a name for itself as some of the most prized coffee coming out of Yirgacheffe. It's close to the Gedeb region which we highly anticipate the arrival of each year. These Grade 1, Special Preparation beans do not disappoint.
Generally speaking, Yirgacheffe coffees have a floral and lemon flavor — sweet, juicy, bright, floral, citrus (think jasmine, lemondrop) -- and there is some citrus and floral notes here, but predominately we are tasting blackberry, blueberry, and tropical fruit. It's a dynamic coffee, the kind that instantly puts you in a good mood. You smell the sweet flowers and fruit as soon as you grind it. You taste berries and citrus. It's delicious.
Best when roasted light, I follow the same profile as other natural Ethiopia coffees. I barely take it past the first cracks. Just after the first cracks come to a complete stop and you've slowed the roast way down, I turn the heat down to where the bean temp is just stalling out right around 400 degrees, and I'm done. There's no earthiness, and no defective tastes.
US Arrival February 2022
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