Ethiopia - Yirgacheffe - Aricha - $16.00
Tasting Notes: Green Tea, Lime, Lavender, and Honey Suckle
Location: Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone
Altitude: 1,900 - 2,100 masl
Varieties: Indigenous heirloom
Drying: Sun-dried on raised beds
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 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. Ripe cherries, typica and indigenous varietals, are delivered to the Kebel Aricha mills. The beans are transported in parchment 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 coffee.