Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is a very alluring coffee! The citrus notes have a truly unique character. After grinding, you will notice a sweet caramel fragrance. After brewing, you may notice a spicy, pepper note. The finish is zesty with hints of plum.
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. The regal coffees from this country are deserving of such a heritage and stand up to the calling. Referring to Ethiopia as a country of single origin, however, is misleading. Coffees from the different growing regions vary so incredibly that they do not even seem to be from the same planet!
Ethiopian Yirgacheffes are amazing and unique coffees. Yirgacheffe is a town in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia, and the coffees from this region will surprise you with their floral and tangerine notes.
In a stellar Yirgacheffe, even the grounds have an exotic tropical toasted coconut aroma that will knock you over with its charms. Sometimes Coffee Joe's will try to compare Yirgacheffes to other coffees, such as a bright Central American or an exciting Kenyan, just south of the border from Ethiopia, but there truly is not a real comparison. I guess you can compare a new Beaujolais bursting with wild fruit to a regal old Cabernet that has been thinking about being a wine for a decade and call them both reds, but . . . well you get my point.
One taste of an excellent Ethiopian coffee and you will understand this passion for the bean.