Ethiopia - Yirgacheffe - Aricha

Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe, Aricha

Variety: Heirloom

Altitude: 1850 - 1880 MASL

Process: Natural 

Notes: 

Very floral with jasmine, berry and citrus fruit flavors; sweet with tart juicy acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.

Aricha is the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed. Edido is the village, or kebele,where this coffee is grown and processed, in a microregion of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep.

Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.

 

*Our preferred brewing method for this coffee is Chemex with a 1:12.5 coffee to water ratio