Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 5.0 stars, based on 29 reviews
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By Lizzie Powell

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe


The real deal – coffee in its purest form. See further product details below.


For me, this is the real deal of the coffee world. Beans with a distinctive yellow stripe once roasted, which I source from coffee's birthplace, Ethiopia, where it grows natively in its purist form and is still found in garden farms; growing in the wild all over this region. Hand-picked and sold in markets before being processed and selected at the mills.

Local knowledge is key to finding the best coffee crops at certain times of the year. Legend has it, coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi in the 9th Century when he noticed his goats behaving erratically after eating coffee cherries from the plants  This is always a top seller, consistently bought and repeatedly bought by returning customers.

For a coffee this pure, we recommend a paper filter brew… also pulls a mean espresso!

This Yirgacheffe (Yirg) is a hand-picked top quality washed coffee, grown as 'Garden Coffee' by local smallholders.

This premium gourmet coffee bean is a truly hand grown, picked, washed and dried product which allows small Ethiopian farmers to live and work with dignity.

What You Will receive 

Our single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is freshly roasted by us at our traditional family-run coffee roastery in rural Kent. You will receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.

About Brewing This Coffee

This coffee works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso / cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.


Region - Yirgacheffe
Growing Altitude - 1,700 - 2,200 metres above sea level
Arabica Variety - Heirloom varietals
Typical Harvest Period - December
Milling Process - Washed, sun-dried
Aroma -  Floral, sweet
Flavour  - Complex, fruity, tea, floral, lemon
Body - Heavy
Acidity - Soft, sweet, citric


A smooth, deep complex. With hints of berry like fruitiness.


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Another brilliantly roasted bean from the CBS. It works wonderfully with oat milk (& a bean to cup machine) to make a stunning cappuccino.

I have also brewed (15-17g of freshly ground beans) through both metal and paper ( AP) filters and all attempts yielded clean cups with wonderful complex flavours.

These beans also make a superbly sweet cold brew too.

I am really enjoying my exploration of the coffees roasted by CBS.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Ian Gunn
Date: Sunday 13 September, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Ian,
Another great review thank you!
We are delighted you also loved our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe as well as our Colombian Bucaramanga. You certainly chose a couple of favourites with Coffee Bean Shop customers.
Thank you for taking the time to share your very informative feedback, really helpful to other customers when not sure what to choose!
Best wishes - The Bean Team.
This coffee was part of my first order from the Coffee Bean Shop and I am not disappointed in any way. I would go as far as to say it's the best cup of coffee I have made in years! It is so tasty and smooth, and I will definitely be ordering more. Being my first order I received a lovely welcoming voice mail from Lizzie (wish I'd heard my phone) and you now have a new loyal customer. 10/10Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Derek Gow
Date: Friday 12 June, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Derek and welcome to Coffee Bean Shop.
Our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has always been hugely popular, we are thrilled you achieved great results with your first brew of this very special coffee.
Thank you so much for sharing your review.
Best wishes
The Bean Team.
Very smooth with no bitter aftertaste. Best coffee I've had for a long time.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Gillian Crowley
Date: Friday 01 May, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Gillian,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review.
Our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe continues to be one of our customers most popular choices, we're thrilled you loved it to.
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
After trying all coffee bean shop has to offer, this is the one I always come back to. I'm not an expert, I take milk and sugar (brown) but as I always have coffee the same way, I know what I like and this l works every time. I use a Mocha pot and get fantastic coffee out of any bean. I get other bags of beans to enjoy the variety and change, and I enjoy them, but I always have 2 bags of this in my basket each month. This is my morning take to work coffee and my relaxing coffee when I get home.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Steve Donnelly
Date: Saturday 08 February, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Steve,
Thank you for taking the time to add your review and share your comments, the Yirgacheffe is always a firm favourite - we really appreciate the feedback :)
Best regards, The Bean Team.
This is my everyday favourite. The best you can get for the price compared to many other bean varieties.
I was searching for a substitute to my earlier blend coffee with Kenya AA included. But when i found Ethiopian Yirgacheffe it was like christmas eve. Less acidity than the Kenya AA. Rich, clean and hearty.
The perfect daystarter!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jari Toivanen
Date: Thursday 09 August, 2018
Love this coffee! I order once per month and wouldnt buy anywhere else. Kerep up the good work Coffee Bean ShopRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Sue Smith
Date: Tuesday 01 May, 2018
I've tried many coffees from around the world I even ordered blue mountain dark roast direct from Jamaica which was excellent although expensive. This coffee really suits my palette it's not bitter its smooth and lovely to drink I order it on a regular basis, recommendedRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dave Witts
Date: Tuesday 09 January, 2018
One of the nicest coffee's I have ever tasted, loads of flavour with no bitterness at all I will be reordering this one for sure.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Alan Moore
Date: Sunday 16 July, 2017
I was sent this coffee bean as a thank you gesture ( very much appreciated by the way) and I have to say it is by far the best coffee I have tasted to date. It produces the best flavour for any type of coffee ( cappuccino, americano, latte, espresso ). This is now my bean of choice & I was lucky enough to receive a 1kg delivery just before Christmas :) happy days.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By NEIL ANDREWS
Date: Tuesday 03 January, 2017
One of the smoothest, creamiest tasting coffees I've had the pleasure to drink. I use the Barista Express machine and the crema was unbelievably thick and delicious. I'd like to try a dry processed Yirg to compare it with though just to see the difference. I shall definitely buy this coffee again.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jonathan Mallalieu
Date: Wednesday 02 November, 2016
Everybody's taste is different. To my mind on its own this is a top quality after-dinner coffee with what I have heard described as a "wine-like" taste. I find it a bit too 'rich' for a truly refreshing breakfast cup.

On the other hand for drinking throughout the day I mix my own blend of beans (Monsoon Malabar, Costa Rican, Colombian and Yirgacheffe - if anyone is interested) of which the Yirgacheffe is only 11%. Without the Yirgacheffe the blend is a bit too 'flat' with it the blend really comes alive. I think this is a testament to what the Yirgacheffe could bring to any blend you might want to try.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By St John Hattersley
Date: Friday 21 October, 2016
I can only confirm the other reviews. This is one very special coffee. There is something rather special about the Mocha bean. I find it necessary to open up the grind a tad to get my favoured 2.1/2.2:1 as compared to Monsoon Malabar.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Richard Froggatt
Date: Wednesday 19 October, 2016
I love this coffee. it is medium roast and doesn't leave a horrible aftertaste in your mouth like some coffees you get in popular coffee shops. It is creamy and delicious. I use it in my espresso pot, 2 shots of coffee and around 150 ml of milk...The perfect flat white!!!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Nadine Slim
Date: Saturday 10 September, 2016
Easily one of the best coffee's I've ever tasted. The beans are drier (you can hear the difference to other beans when grinding) and the taste has a smooth strong and dry sort of texture. Very goodRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Mike Jackson
Date: Wednesday 18 May, 2016
This is a coffee with big flavour and there is such harmony between the richness and depth of the flavour and the caressing smoothness. From the moment I ripped open the packet and took in that first whiff of aroma to the last drop I loved this coffee. It's a coffee you could happily make a lifelong companion. This one will likely become a staple of my future orders.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jordan Forster
Date: Sunday 28 June, 2015
It's all been said, but I'll throw my two cents worth in all the same. This is probably one of the nicest, smoothest and strongest tasting coffee you'll find. When I say strong I mean in flavour more so than the coffee itself. The aroma and taste is second to none. Buy it, you won't be dissapointed.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Craig Hutcheson
Date: Friday 19 December, 2014
I have tried most of the coffees on here, and for my tastes this is my favourite, and it is all I order now rich, strong smooth. Although my palette is not sophisticated enough to tell you about the tastes notes, I can tell you I get a consistently great espresso from the equipment I have with this bean,Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Chris Kelly
Date: Tuesday 29 October, 2013
Out of all the coffee I have tried, I would say this is my favourite.. Definitely need to re-order soonRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By STEPHEN GREEN
Date: Friday 06 September, 2013
The coffee was smooth and refreshing, perfect for the morning.

Customer service was excellent as I asked for advice and the coffee was delivered next day as promised.

Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Zain Chang
Date: Wednesday 27 March, 2013
Tastes brilliant and smells amazing. Not only is it fantastic coffee it also comes with some of the best customer service!! good job!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By cameron power
Date: Saturday 26 January, 2013
One of the best in coffebean. Excelllent strong and rich tasteRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Maksim Sharochenkov
Date: Saturday 19 January, 2013
Fantastic coffee. Rich aroma and flavor. One of the best out there!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Paris Iona
Date: Tuesday 11 December, 2012
Again new order. Strong aroma, pleasant taste. The best coffee. Thanks for the quick delivery!!!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dmitrij Sorokin
Date: Friday 22 June, 2012
New order. Strong aroma, pleasant taste. The best coffee. Thanks for the quick delivery!!!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dmitrij Sorokin
Date: Friday 20 April, 2012
Coffee like, fragrant, rich. I use the coffee machine "SAECO", get an amazing espresso with thick crema. I ordered 1 kg. I do not regret very much my friends.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Sergey Popov
Date: Tuesday 10 April, 2012
A pleasant mild taste. Sufficiently strong to medium roast. With cream I can drink it without stopping.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Sergey Nikitin
Date: Saturday 31 March, 2012
An excellent coffee! I am the first to try. Awesome!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Salyamov Bulat
Date: Saturday 03 March, 2012
Strong aroma, pleasant taste. The best coffee. Thanks for the quick delivery.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dmitrij Sorokin
Date: Saturday 03 March, 2012
Smooth with a fantastic flavour. Now my favourite coffee and worth every penny.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jonathan Mann
Date: Monday 06 February, 2012

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