Aricha is a small village located just outside
the town of Yirgacheffe. Yirgacheffe is actually
both the name of a small town as well as a "wordea"
coffee) is a natural processed coffee dried
on raised beds. Girma and Fikadu Shento are
third generation growers that have been working
hard with around 900 "small-holder"
coffee farmers to bring us this rock-solid quality
immaculate Yirgacheffe coffee that exemplifies
the local soil and climate conditions necessary
to produce the unique characteristics found
in this cup. Wild berries, floral, and sweet,
but not overpowering best describe this coffee.
coffee lovers will be in coffee heaven with
these beans. For those looking to try something
different, but not crazy different, give this
a shot. Great for all types of brewing from
espresso to French press
Roasting Notes: Light roasted
is best, and no more than City +, otherwise the flavor goes right
out of your roasters exhaust. The roast may appear uneven, but this
is normal for this type of natural processed bean. Let the roast
"rest" for at least two days before brewing and be amazed.
Taking it a little darker will bring out dark chocolate notes and
works well as an espresso.
Cupping Notes: Intense aroma
on the dry, wet, and break. Blueberry, blackberry, currants. Uniform
cup. High on sweetness. Creamy body. Long finish.