Ethiopia Organic Yirga Cheffe

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Region Africa
Grade 2
Appearance 0 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ roast. Yirgs roasted too dark are just a crying shame.
Weight 1 LB
Yirgacheffe coffees are a reknowned wet-processed type with effervescent brightness in the cup. As a sub-region of Sidamo, Yirgacheffe seemed like quite a specific designation several years ago, but times are changing in the coffee world. As small buyers of micro-lots start to travel to coffee origins more, our ability to designate the source of our coffees becomes more specific. And now we have started to find, within the Yirgacheffe area, special regions with particular cup character. . And what we have is an extraordary, bright coffee, with soaring floral and citrus high notes. From the dry grounds through the aromatics as the coffee brews, from the tasting to the finish, this coffee has a constantly ascending pitch. There are jasmine and honeysuckle floral aromatics, vivid citrus notes of lime and kumquat in the cup, dashes of cardomom and nutmeg spice, and a remarkable clarity and resolution of these flavors in the aftertaste. That's not all; there's a refined honey sweetness in this cup that prevails into the long aftertaste. It's not a lot for those unsure about bright, dynamic acidity in coffee. (And not for the few flower-haters out there ... you know who you are! This is one of the most floral lots of Yirgacheffe in recent memory). But if you like great Kenyas, and the puncuated and piquant highest-grown Centrals than you might have the palate for this Yirgacheffe. There's a twist of orange peel in the finish. I might be getting beside myself here, but I almost recommend buying this lot just to enjoy the smell of grinding it, even if you do not like bright coffees ... that is how intoxicatingly aromatic it is.