We offer Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, picked by hand on a farm in the mountains high above the town of Sidamo. There, the coffee beans are washed, and then soaked up to 72 hours in fermentation tanks. This wet process method produces intensely flavorful beans, with an intensely floral aroma, and mellow, smooth taste.
Floral aroma, smooth-bodied and sweet bright flavor with pronounced lemon notes. The profile of this coffee is unique in the world and is only found in the Sidamo region, with the most intense examples originating in Yirgacheffe.
Place: Yirgacheffe, Sidamo region, south of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.
People: Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian culture. Coffee here is farmed by small landholders and the fruit is tendered to local washing stations for processing and subsequent collection by processors.
Process: Coffees from Yirgacheffe and the Sidamo region are fully washed locally, and then transported to Addis Ababa for dry milling, sorting and finishing. We roast this coffee medium light to showcase its unique character.
Pairing: Fresh oranges or grapefruit, lemon bar.
Brew & Store Properly
For Best Results:
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
We source our coffee from the best family coffee farms around the world and buy only the top 1% of Arabica Beans.
We hand roast our coffee daily in small batches to a traditional, smooth taste profile. This is the way we've done it since 1963, when we opened our first store in Brentwood, CA.