Ethiopia - YirgZ
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- COUNTRY: Ethiopia
- REGION: Yirgacheffe
- COUNTY: Kochere
- ALTITUDE: 1,850-2,100 meters
- VARIETAL: Heirloom
- PROCESS: Fully-washed and triple-sorted
- CUPPING NOTES: Lemon zest, peach, vanilla
Why you’ll love it: Heirloom coffee varieties from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia are known for their citrus flavors. Sweet and refined, this bright Ethiopian coffee will please the perfectionist in all of us.
Story of the bean: Yirg for Yirgacheffe, Z for zero defect. Ethiopian coffees from the Yirgacheffe region are world-renowned as distinctively floral and aromatic. "Zero defect" means this coffee was triple sorted by size, color, and density until it reaches a point of near-perfection.
Workers at the mill are paid well to sort the coffee seeds by hand, meaning only the very best beans make it to La Colombe. This pure expression of these Heirloom varietals results in a coffee with sweet, citrusy notes.
- Consumer Reports
- Central American
- Guji Natural
My love of Central American coffee has been toppled by Ethiopian Yirgz. I now believe the taste of coffee is result of its soil. What do you think?
Cup of Goodness
Just a great, smooth cup of coffee with a hint of citric brightness. Beans from this region are my fav. This is an excellent example of why.
The Ethiopian is just as smooth as the first coffee we received!
Ethiopian Coffee is the Best!
Consumer Reports put me on to Colombe Coffees with their review of Ethiopia YirgZ. I tried it and liked it very much. I've order some of it every time I make an order. At Christmas I got a sampler box of Colombe Coffees. I think Ethiopia Guji Natural is the best coffee I have ever tasted. I can't wait until it comes back in season. Until then, I'm drinking Ethiopia YirgZ.
Love the floral quality of
Love the floral quality of this coffee. So different.