Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe
We try to keep a rotation of coffees that has a little something for everybody. Subtle and understated coffees like the Costa Rica Aurora, our deep and bold Zambia, the intricate balance of the Guatemala El Pilar or Ethiopia Girma Eshetu, they're all spectacular in their own right. Sometimes you just want something a little more outrageous. Sometimes you want a coffee that hasn't just loosened it's tie at the end of the day, you want a coffee that's wearing it's tie as a Rambo-style headband and doing the Carlton on the dance floor. This is the coffee.
Those familiar with a natural process Ethiopian coffees won't be surprised to hear that this Yirgacheffe is predominantly fruity. A compote of blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry wash over the pallet. It's a complete and nuanced interplay of flavors and if that was everything this coffee offered it would be enough.
But its not everything. As if it weren't enough to juggle all these delightful fruit notes, the coffee also has a body... oh the body.
It's rich, creamy, thick, and luxurious. And somehow this Yirgacheffe doesn't get lost, it stays focused and clean on the swallow. I'm not sure I've had a coffee that balances such a big and ostentatious body with this refined a finish. It's an impressive high-wire act.
Geography – Debo Mill, Kochere District, SNNP, Ethiopia
Variety – Heirloom
Altitude – 1,900 - 2,000 MASL
Preparation/Grade – Natural Process, Dried on Raised African Beds
802 Cupping notes – Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Subtle Citrus, Floral, Complex, Thick Body