YIRGACHEFFE ~ MICROLOT ~ SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE FROM ETHIOPIA
YIRGACHEFFE - MICROLOT - SINGLE ORIGIN
Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopian coffees are highly respected in the specialty coffee industry.
Ethiopian coffees are classified by region, altitude, and cupping score, rather than by variety. At Painted Blue we are excited to offer this delicious Yirgacheffe.
We love the similarities of the growing conditions of the origin of this coffee near Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia and our Yarrahapinni soils. The soils both red-brown clay soil. Albeit the attitude of this growing area is somewhat higher, at 1850–1880 masl.
Ethiopian coffee is typically produced in a sustainable way, with the majority grown as garden coffee. This means that it is planted by farmers close to their houses and is often intercropped with other plants. It’s also common for producers to grow coffee in a semi-forest system, in which natural forest is modified with slashing of weeds and bushes for shade regulation and coffee seedlings are introduced. Only an estimated 5% of coffee production is on a dedicated plantation in Ethiopia.
This offering is from Smallholder farmers, they deliver these amazing Heirloom Ethiopian varieties to the Aricha washing station where this coffee is processed and these Grade 1 beans are selected. Edido is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processed, in a microregion of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometres from the centre of Yirgacheffe Town.
We love the complex, almost tropical quality of this coffees from Aricha, along with the juicy fruitiness and sugary, floral sweetness. This Microlot has clean and transparent notes, a delicate body with strawberry jam, green apple and juicy acidity, but it packs a punch!
This cup is intense, our favourite way to enjoy it is as a filter option.