Ethiopia - YirgZ
- 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.
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Coffee to look forward to
Delicious. Just as described.
The whole family loves it!! Wonderfully smooth and fabulous taste. Found it through some free samples and now it’s our coffee of choice.
From the moment I opened the bag and took in the aromas I knew this was going to be great. From the first sip, (catching all of the subtle hints of flavors, the vanilla did stand out to me which is a very good thing) to the last drop, it was great! So much so I immediately got back online and ordered 2 more bags. I normally don’t leave reviews but I felt like I had to do for this one! You will not make a mistake by ordering this coffee!
Smooth, supple flavors
So far, Ethiopia Yirgz is our second favorite - right behind Ironman Geisha. My husband & I both enjoy the smooth, supple & fruity flavors of this coffee. There is no acidic aftertaste, and is as smooth as velvet. The taste is not too sweet, not overpowering on the palate. It is a nicely balanced coffee that is a must-have.
Complex flavors burst out of each cup! Definite raisin notes, with a slightly earthy palette - you can almost taste the ground that it was grown in. Beautiful stuff. Native African coffees are surely one of my favorites, by far. La Colombe hit the nail on the head with this selection!