Yirgacheffe coffee is Washed,& Sun-dried coffee.  grown  at elevations from 1,700 to 2,200 meters above sea level, and is the considered the best high grown coffee in southern Ethiopia, an exotic coffee region known for fine coffees.

A fine Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee displays a bright acidity along with intense, clean tastes and a complexity of floral notes in the aroma, sometimes with a hint of toasted coconut. Cupping notes frequently mention the aftertaste being vibrant, and the coffee may exhibit undertones of berry or wine.

Yirgacheffe Coffee can be characterised as a bright, medium-bodied coffee with distinct floral tones in aroma, an intense and complex flavour, flowery, medium to pointed grandly exhilarating acidity, flavour-saturated finish with good and extended aftertaste.

Yirgacheffe zone officially called Gedeo is a zone within the state of Southern Nations and Nationalities People’s Region. Coffee is sold under the name Yirgacheffe- which is a woreda (district) within the Gedeo Zone.

The road to Yirgacheffe passes through Awassa, Yirga Alem, and Dilla places well-known to green coffee buyers who seek high-quality coffee.

The Yirgacheffe flavor profile

Yirgacheffe is home to the most elusive and complex profiles Ethiopia has to offer. This is the reason why this small zone has carved a profile for itself so well within the global coffee market.

Yirgacheffe coffee is much sought after for its bright point citric acidity. It’s well-bodied, balanced cup of mocha combined with flowery, spicy elements and an array of fruity flavours gives it a layered and complex wheel of taste. Yirgacheffe is renowned for its washed coffees but is gaining reputation with fruity balanced naturals, as well.

Coffee cultivation and Processing

Yirgacheffe coffee is chiefly grown by small land holders who own around .25 to 2 hectares of land. Hence the name garden production system. The small holder grows his crop under the shade of false banana and other nitrogen crops. The co-operatives, washing, and drying stations are the assembly points where all the cherries are collected for processing.

Yirgacheffe Coffees

Client Name
: Leul Kelemu
: Yirgacheffe Coffee
Start Date
: Dec 22, 2010
End Date
: Dec 22, 2010
: Completed