Cupping Profile: Strawberry, lychee, ripe mango & tropical fruits, medium body
Jamaica Blue mountain, Hawaiian Kona, classic Colombians, or smooth PNG - they're all great, but one that always stands out for us, is Yirgacheffe.
This Grade 1 bean comes from the Halo Beriti washing station near the town of the same name.
The cherries are hand-picked from various, high altitude small farms surrounding the region.
Being a naturally processed coffee, expect bright and juicy flavours of strawberry, lychee and mango with other tropical fruits.
The Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014 and serves 75- small producers from within the Yirgacheffe region.
The unique landscape of the region, and resulting unique flavours are so much so that the Ethiopian government has now trademarked Yirgacheffe coffee.
Until recently, coffee grown by small farm-holders in Ethiopia were required to be sold though the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange, where most coffees lost their traceability to the farms. In March 2017, the Prime Minister approved a reform allowing washing stations to export their own coffee directly, allowing for separation of high grade coffee, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffee in Ethiopia.
Region: SNNP, Gedeb, Yirgacheffe & surrounding villages
Producer: Small farm holder, Halo Beriti Washing Station
Variety: Arabica -Heirloom
Altitude: 2,100 - 2,150m above sea level
Processing Method: Natural Fermentation 14-21 days
Drying Method: Sun-dried with fruit intact
Harvest: Nov - Feb
Annual Rainfall: 1700-2000ml