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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe washed

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe washed

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Cupping Notes: Fine acidity, body and flavour. Tea-like with fruity lemon notes. Great body, very complex, clean.

From Arabicas birth-place, Q Grade 90+ washed Yirgacheffe is one of the best highland-grown coffees. It has fine acidity, body, and flavour. Many people are attracted to its delicate, floral, and tea-like characteristics.

  • Region: Yirgacheffe
  • Growing Altitude: 1,700 - 2,200 meters
  • Arabica Variety: Heirloom Varietals
  • Harvest Period: October - December
  • Milling Process: Washed, Sun-dried
  • Aroma: Floral, Sweet
  • Flavour: Complex, Fruity, Tea, Floral, Lemon
  • Body: Heavy
  • Acidity: Soft, Sweet, Citric

    This Speciality Coffee is Farm Direct from Inter American Specialty Green Coffee Importers.


    FREE delivery within the UK! Contact us for discounted prices for 6kg+.

    Choose green beans for home roasting, roasted-to-order whole beans or freshly roasted ground coffee. Roasted within 48-hours of placing your order and posted the following day. Heat-sealed In a one-way valved bag, our 250g and 500g bags are resealable for lasting freshness.

    Ethiopia is located in the horn of Africa and is bordered by Somalia to the Southeast, Djibouti to the east, Kenya to the south, Sudan to the east, and Eritrea to the northeast. It occupies the high plateau region between the Nile plains of the Sudan and Eritrea. Ethiopia is one of the largest countries in Africa with an area of over 1.13 million square kilometres. It has a rugged topography with altitudes ranging from around 100 meters below sea level in the Danakil depression to 4,600 meters above sea level in the Semien Mountains.

    Ethiopia is the primary centre of origin of the Arabica coffee plant. Coffea Arabica has been growing wild in the forests of the Southwestern Highlands of Kaffa and Buno districts of Ethiopia for thousands of years. As legend has it, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in the 9th century by a goat-herder named Kaldi. He noticed that his goats became hyper after eating the cherries from the coffee tree, so he tried it himself. A monk approached Kaldi after he consumed the cherries and took some to his monastery. The monk roasted and brewed the coffee to share with other monks. As a result, they were able to stay awake during long nights of prayer. Since then, coffee has been widely accepted as a stimulant drink.

    Ethiopia has over 70 ethnic groups that speak over 200 languages. As a result, coffee is referred to as Bunna (Amharic), Bun (Tigrigna), Buna (Oromifa), Bono (Kefficho), and Kawa (Guragigna). Some argue that most names for coffee are derived from the names of the districts Kafa and Buno. The French and Spanish call it Cafe, the Italians call it Caffe, the Germans call it Kaffee, the Finnish call it Kahvi, the Dutch call it Koffie, and the Greeks call it Kafes. All are phonetic approximations of the Ethiopian word.

    When you buy your speciality coffee from Lalico Coffee, you support small farms producing high-quality coffees. Many benefit from Fairtrade Federation and Rainforest Alliance initiatives that protect workers’ rights and the environment.

    Our coffee is hand-roasted to order for you. I guarantee it hasn't been sitting on a supermarket shelf for weeks getting stale! Every batch is individually profile roasted with care. Every coffee has different characteristics, and therefore its individual profile is replicated, keeping high quality consistent.

    Kessy and I would like you to experiment with new flavours from different countries, so we often send free samples with your order for you to enjoy.

    Lalico Coffee supplies artisan coffees to individuals, cafés, restaurants and hotels. Please contact us directly for our discounted prices for 6kg and more.