Misty Valley

Citrus, Melon, Berry Floral

Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2016/2017

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Producers: Aricha Smallholders

Altitude: 1900m

The coffee you're about to enjoy comes from the legendary 'Misty Valley' in the highlands of southern Ethiopia. Over 700 families work together every harvest, bringing the cherries from the coffee trees in the valley down to process. After being washed, these beans are spread out to air dry and tended to maintain even moisture throughout the process. When somebody mentions a dynamic coffee, this is the sort of thing they're talking about. These beans pack a punch, with a ton of different flavors to sort out. Tart citrus notes, super sweet berry flavors, and airy floral hints are just some of the characteristics you'll notice as you take your first few sips. If you like experimenting with different ways of making coffee and the different flavors that can stand out, these are the beans for you!

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David Wilson


Member Since
October '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Misty Valley - I used this varietal for both espresso and pour over coffees. Very clean and smooth, especially as an espresso. Nice balance of floral and citrus notes. A bit subdued as a pour over, but I’m going to try and adjust my temperature (200 instead of 205), and see how that works. Overall, a very good Ethiopian coffee


Kevin Knight


Member Since
August '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Good Body

Nice body and a good bold distinct taste


Matthew Modica

Santa Rosa Beach

Member Since
October '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Nice Palette and Aroma

This roasting gives a nice mouth watering aroma that is rewarded on the palette with a broad range of flavors. Nice cup for a relaxing morning.


Newton Farrar


Member Since
January '17
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Top picks

One of the best. Not so buried in melon notes as other Yirgs.


El Jefe

Mount Airy

Member Since
September '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Well rounded

Great coffee, loved pulling the melon flavors from the brew. Very unique flavors with a a great balance. Pour over, 23-25g of coffee to 340-350g of water. Will order again when/if available.


Jewel Jankowski


Member Since
April '16
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I thought this coffee was delicious and balanced. It yielded a wonderful cup that had the perfect sweet notes behind every sip. I brew using an Aeropress and 175 degree filtered, fresh water. After a few months of not hitting the mark, this coffee was everything I've been missing.


Gabriel Nye

Pleasant Prairie

Member Since
March '16
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I feel that this has been a good year for beans from Yirgacheffe- I've had a few and this Misty Valley is by far my very favorite. I've tried via V60, Siphon and Chemex and, while each highlights the parts of the flavor spectrum that you would assume, they've all produced a sweet, fruity cup. The flavor has been delicate and simply delicious.


Randall LaLonde


Member Since
July '15
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Misty Valley Yirgacheffe

This is an excellent example of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, very balanced and very nuanced. Lots of different flavor notes. Delicious!