Green Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 4.8 stars, based on 5 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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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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