Peach, Citrus, Brown Sugar
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Producer: Yirgacheffe Small-Holders
This lot of coffee comes to us from the Worka cooperative in Yirgacheffe. It’s a mix of heirloom beans brought together from various member small-holders in the region - processed collectively at a central washing station. Ethiopian coffees used to be mostly demarcated by loose regional affiliations like “Yirgacheffe” or “Sidamo” because of how the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange grouped and auctioned coffees as regional blends. Now that sourcing has become more granular, it’s great to see the diversity and specificity of flavors coming from different coops and producers within each region - not all coffee from Yirgacheffe tastes the same!
This lot from Worka exhibits strong stonefruit and citrus notes throughout - we’re picking up on a juicy peach flavor, some orange blossom florals, and a touch of grapefruit-like tartness giving the cup an edge. There’s also a smooth, brown sugar sweetness at the base of this brew that grounds the lighter notes and makes for a pleasant, mellow finish. An easy-drinking Ethiopian coffee with just the right amount of brightness - what’s not to love?