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.
Ethiopia - YirgZ
This coffee has consistently been our favorite from the first time we bought it. While we keep trying different ones, the YirgZ is always the one we come back to.
Fabulous, smooth coffee. Best that I have had.
Last year,after I read Consumer Reports selection of this coffee as the top rated Ethiopian coffee, was moved to try it. I found that it was a magnificent coffee, better than I had ever had (and I had a lot of coffee). I was hooked on LaColombe coffee from that point forward, and have had many of their coffees. I always come back the Ethiopia - YirgZ for a perfect mellow flavorful coffee, but I must admit that another of their Ethiopian coffees - Guji Natural - is gaining on it.
Colombe Yirgz and Kona coffee are by far my two favorite coffees Period!
Perfectly balanced , lovely fragrance - my favorite coffee the past few years !