Ethiopia - Desita (Yirgacheffe)

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Origin: Yirgacheffe, Koke

Region: Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia

Processing: Washed (36 hr fermentation)

Altitude: 1,900 MASL

Varietal(s): Heirloom (Kumie, Diga, Wilsho)

Roast Level: Light

Cupping Notes: Butterscotch, Orange, Floral (Magnolia, Honeysuckle)

Always a treat to offer a coffee that truly represents the complexity of indigenous heirloom varieties. 

This coffee is grown by numerous farmers, whose small gardens are typically located next to their homes. Each coffee cherry is picked at peak ripeness, washed, and carefully hand sorted as it dries on raised beds. The coffee is then sorted again before it begins its journey to the U.S.

These farmers understand the value of their efforts in the market, and competition to produce the best coffee results in both rewarding compensation and heart-felt pride. 

Starting with a bean that has been nurtured so intently deserves the same attention by us when developing the roast process; one that highlights what a collaborative effort which crosses continents focused on a single mission of amazing coffee can do to your palette when its finally brewed and sipped by you.

...and wait until you experience this one. 

The first sips are loaded with sweet and sryupy candy. As they fade, continued sweetness bound in orange undertones; closing with a delicate floral bouquet wrapped in an unexpected body. Just right! 

Complex, pure and intentional enjoyment in your cup.  

Literally translated as “Land of Many Springs,” Yirgacheffe has the ideal topography, elevation, and water sources to produce and process exceptional coffees. This region is located inside of the Southern Nations and National Peoples area of Ethiopia, which is home to 45 distinct people groups. Coffee farmers in Yirgacheffe are typically multi-generational small-scale landholders, sometimes with only a few acres to their names. Most coffees in Yirgacheffe are sold as cherry to centralized washing station (Koke in this case) that help further separate flavor profiles.
Yirgacheffe is considered by many to be the birthplace of coffee and the coffee trees grown in the region are a naturally occurring mix of heirloom varietals cultivated among other species in coffee gardens and coffee forests. As part of the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe is bordered to the south by Kochere, to the west by the Oromia Zone, to the north by Wenago, and to the east by Bule.