Green Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 4.8 stars, based on 6 reviews
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By Lizzie Powell

Green Ethiopian Yirgacheffe


Yirgacheffe is a Mocha coffee bean, and is grown in a particularly favourable sub region of Sidamo in Southern Ethiopia. This Yirgacheffe (Yirg) is a hand-picked top quality washed coffee. Grown as garden coffee by local smallholders.


For me, this is the real deal of the coffee world. Beans with a distinctive yellow stripe once roasted, which I source from coffees’ birthplace, Ethiopia, where it grows natively in its purist form and is still found in garden farms and 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 that it was first discovered in Ethiopian 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.


roasting notes 

We always roast our Yirgacheffe to a medium roast, just into the second crack. However some people do prefer this coffee to be roasted lighter, this requires it to be dropped before the second crack. This coffee serves best as a black filtered coffee.      



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I got a small bag of this Coffee free as a new customer with my 1st order. I must say I am very grateful for the gift as it one of best Coffee's I have yet tasted :) It's kind of almost halfway between Columbian smooth and Sumatran Robust in it's taste. I roasted some in a Korean ceramic stovetop roaster and tried medium and rich roast and this Coffee is great for both types of roast giving a great taste as straight esspresso or in a latte with nice faomy milk. Now I just need to try the Guatemalan beans I bought to see how they compare to this.

I thoroughly recommend this Kenyan Coffee and if you are new to roasting like me I'm sure you'll get great results as it doesn't seem to matter if it's a medium or rich roast, it's delicious either way :)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Ben Saunders
Date: Saturday 13 June, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thanks for sharing your review Ben,
We're delighted you acheived great results from your roast. The number one choice for many of our customers and a favourite with all at Coffee Bean Shop!
Best wishes
The Bean Team.
Thanks to David Hughes' review using a popcorn maker I have roasted this coffee for some time now with excellent results. Recently blended it with Brazilian to give a very different but again lovely taste.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Lindsey Stewart
Date: Monday 28 May, 2018
Very quick delivery. Very nice coffee. Smaller bean than I have been using. Roasts really well in pop corn maker.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By David Hughes
Date: Saturday 24 September, 2016
Very pleased with this coffee. I just brewed some using an Aeropress. One of the best cups of coffee I have tasted.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Peter Austin
Date: Saturday 19 December, 2015
Beautiful coffee and impeccable service. Thank youRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Daniela Oreilly
Date: Wednesday 16 December, 2015
Very pleased with these beans. Medium roast gave a good strength espresso with sweet tones. Smooth and rich as a latte.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Dominic Kelly
Date: Thursday 19 April, 2012

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