Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe Gr. 1 Aricha
Tasting Notes: A very crisp and clean versatile Ethiopian coffee; aromatic sweet-floral cup. A bit less acidity (common with Gr. 1's) than the Gr. 2, but wonderfully more complex. Very chocolaty in its undertone; may find a hint of a herbal tone mixing with the floral and chocolaty tones.
Smallholder coffee producers from Yirgachefe District
Yirgachefe District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
1,850 – 2,100 meters
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
October – December
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 1 Aricha is sourced from 700 small coffee producers organized around the Kebel Aricha coffee mill, located in the Gedeo Zone of the Yirgacheffe district. The Gedeo Zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Kebel Aricha mill where the cherries are sorted and processed. The beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export. The coffee is exported through the ECX (Ethiopian Commodity Exchange) system and is classified by the ECX Central Liquoring Unit as a Grade 1 washed coffee.