Lime, Black Tea, Blueberry
When we think of interesting complex African coffees, we think of Yirgacheffe. Unlike our other filters, this delicate coffee is best brewed with a manual drip (V60, Chemex, Kalitawave) to help highlight its floral notes (think Earl Grey tea). We encourage you to take your time with this coffee, it evolves as it cools and you get to experience the transition from floral tea like notes to gentle ripe blueberries.
Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, has over 1.1 million coffee farmers that make up the various cooperatives. Most of these are located in the south and west of the country. The varieties are known as Heirloom, which is a mix of the native Typica hybrids and new varietals of old strains. Yirgacheffe coffees are known for their clean, floral and acidity-driven washed coffees and high quality sundried unique fruit and berry flavours. All cooperatives in Ethiopia belong to a Union which mills, grades, sells and exports the coffee. The Konga Cooperative, considered to be one of the more successful cooperatives in the area, has a very well organized washing station located at 1850masl, in the heart of Yirgacheffe. The cooperative is made up of over 1500 small farmers. The average size of each farm is 1.25 acres on which coffee and various foods for the local market are grown in volcanic soils.