Ethiopia Aricha Espresso Coffee

$ 19.00$ 50.00

Macerated strawberry, black cherry, red apple, black tea & syrupy mouthfeel.

Region: Gedeo, Yirgacheffe
Variety: Mixed Heirloom
Process: Natural
Altitude: 2,000 – 2,200 masl

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The Aricha washing station is located in the Idido Valley of the Yirgacheffe district. Between 650 and 700 small coffee farms produce this coffee in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe district, approximately 4 kilometers west of the town of Yirgacheffe. The Gedeo Zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area.

Aside from its near-legendary status as the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavour and character that exists among micro-regions, specifically within this southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe whereas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world. Coffee was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity.

The growers take their cherries here after the day’s harvest for processing. This natural processed coffee from Aricha was dried in thin layers on raised drying beds. To avoid over-fermentation and mould, the cherries are turned every 3 hours in the first few days. Depending on weather conditions, 5-6 weeks later the beans are hulled. The attention to detail is so important in coffee processing and these results are noticeable in the cup with improved sweetness and clarity.

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