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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There were some nice aspects to this coffee. I liked the citrus notes a lot. I do appreciate a medium roast, but this one didn't have quite as much flavor as I expected. I made it with 1/2 cup ground coffee and 20 ounces of water with Chemex drip. Guess I'll try to make it stronger tomorrow and see how it turns out. think.
Raises the bar !
I discovered YirgZ coffee awhile back and have tried different roasters. Once I found La Colombe my search ended. The YirgZ has a smooth rich taste. This along with the other coffees I tried are excellent !
Ethiopia - YirgZ
Best I ever had.
Light roast coffee
I am a fan of light roast coffee but also looking for great flavor. This coffee has given me what I’ve been searching for.
This coffee is phenomenal! It has a subtle vanilla, tropical fruit and lavender aroma. Maybe a little cardamom essence as well. I mainly brewed it in a Chemex and it was clean, bright and oh man, that color. Tasting it was definitely a pleasure. This washed and triple sorted coffee has a nice lemon pie like acidity; just sweet enough that it rounds out the tartness/sourness. It also made me think of flan or custard. I will definitely buy this coffee again.