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Coffee of the Month - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Coffee of the Month - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

About the Coffee

The washed Yirgacheffe is one of the best highland-grown coffees in Ethiopia. It has fine acidity, body, and flavour. Many people are attracted to its delicate, floral, and tea-like characteristics. Yirgacheffe is available in a Medium or a Medium-Dark roast profile, bringing out it's deliciously delicate and citric tasting notes.

About the Region

Ethiopia is the primary center of origin of the Arabica coffee plant. Coffea Arabica has been growing wild in the forests of the Southwestern Highlands of Kaffa and Buno districts of Ethiopia for thousands of years. As legend has it, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in the 9th century by a goat-herder named Kaldi. He noticed that his goats became hyper after eating the cherries from the coffee tree, so he tried it himself. A monk approached Kaldi after he consumed the cherries and took some to his monastery. The monk roasted and brewed the coffee to share with other monks. As a result, they were able to stay awake during long nights of prayer. Since then, coffee has been widely accepted as a stimulant drink. You can read more about Kaldi here.


  • Flavours - complex, fruity, floral, lemon
  • Aroma - flowers, citrusy
  • Body - medium
  • Acidity - soft, sweet, citric

Location and Process

  • Origin: Ethiopia 
  • Region: Yirgacheffe
  • Altitude: 1,700 -2,200 m above the sea level
  • Variety: Typica
  • Harvest Period: October - December
  • Processed Method: Washed, Sun-dried

Yirgacheffe has been a long-term favourite of ours here at Redber. We especially love it as a filter coffee or in a cafetiere - it is bursting with fruity flavours! Shop Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

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