Yabitu Koba Lot 2

Mango, Peach, Cane Sugar

Variety: Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Origin: Guji, Ethiopia

Producers: Oromia Coffee Farmer's Cooperative Union

Altitude: 1900-2200m

Grown by the Oromia Coffee Farmers' Cooperative Union, this heirloom coffee benefits from the rich tradition of coffee cultivation in Ethiopia, where the Coffea arabica plant is thought to originate. Like many specialty coffees coming out of Ethiopia, lots from Yabitu Koba are allowed to soak for 48 hours before processing and are spread out on raised beds to dry under indirect sunlight. It's a winning recipie, and one that coffee farmers the world over have been emulating to great success. While we're always a fan of new varietals and processing methods, it's great to get back to specialty coffee's roots with knock-out cups of washed Ethiopian heirloom. This is the second lot of Yabitu Koba that we picked up to share with the club, and we love how different these two lots are.

While both lots are on the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum, Yabitu Koba Lot 2 exhibits a much smoother and more consistent flavor profile. We love how the mango and peach notes compliment one another, blending into a great tropical taste that doesn't push the envelope with acidity or spice. A note of unrefined cane sugar provides a some structure and definition to this cup without interrupting the pleasant sweetness that's already present. If coffees could be composed, this one would be probably be giving excellent after-dinner toasts. We were really impressed with how cohesive and downright enjoyable Yabitu Koba Lot 2 is, but we want to know what you think! Rate your coffees and leave us a note on the website, we'd love to hear from you!

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Kirsten Barrie


Member Since
April '13
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Sweet but smooth

It's a bit too sweet for my morning Bulletproof style, but it's delicious nonetheless.


Kevin Florida


Member Since
March '16
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I have had better Ethiopian coffee but this was really good.


Logan Morgan

Farmington Hills

Member Since
June '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Good fruity coffee.

Very fruity, sweet and light tasting.


Nicholas Higbee


Member Since
February '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80


Great coffee. Love The Ethiopians.


On 06/21/18 Sean Reilly says

Well you are in for a treat, we have a lot of very good Ethiopians purchased and literally floating their way to us as we sip. More coming for sure!

Stephen Wylie


Member Since
May '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Great Coffee

Sweet, acidic, delicious and a bit less floral than some of the Ethiopians I have had.


Brad Blackman

Old Hickory

Member Since
December '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious as always!

Every single bag has been amazing, and this is no exception! Bravo!


On 06/21/18 Sean Reilly says

Thanks Brad! Hearing that makes me very happy

Sheldon Sachs

Mount Kisco

Member Since
September '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Nice balance and sweetness

This is a balanced coffee with nice, subtle sweet flavors and good balance. No bite, nice acidity, very smooth. Full mouth feel.