mycuppa November 2018 Feature Coffee - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
For just a short time only - this coffee will not be available for the entire month of November 2018.
We came across this coffee purely by accident when looking to top up some holdings.
Not only did it score highly (at close to 87 points), the cup was gob-smacking delicious and reminded us once again why Ethiopia deserves it's crown as the spiritual birthplace of coffee.
The current Ethiopian season was rather challenging with further drought and tough growing conditions. Some yields are down considerably on last harvest and in particular we found many of the natural (dry) processed coffees, so highly prized by coffee enthusiasts, performing below expectations.
We tend to play it safe with Ethiopians by keeping to a solid strategy of clean, washed coffees. Many naturals can have excessive fruit (and at times awful ferment) and whilst fruit is a welcome addition and interesting in the first few cups, it can soon become too much.
This Yirgacheffe is different to our every day offering and we thought it was absolutely stunning in every regard.
Aroma - High lemon, floral on the grinds.
Flavour - Sweet clean floral cup with intense and complex fruit notes of papaya, lemon, pineapple, peach and mandarin.
Acidity - Citric, balanced
Body - Silky
Finish - Earl grey tea and fruit finish.
Just for a few short weeks, or until the allotment is sold.
Definitely my pick for this month and treat yourself to an early Xmas pressie- you certainly will not be disappointed.
IMPORTANT NOTE -
Only for a limited time - we can't tell how long the allocation will last - when it's sold out, this product automatically disappears from the store.
Whole bean, 1kg packs only - no ground packs.
Sorry, no 500g packs.
No held orders.
We think this was one of the nicest coffees from Ethiopia in a long while.
It doesn't scream " fruity intensity" like some over-the-top Ethiopians, just a really stylish, rich and rewarding cup - black or with milk .
There is a lot of fruit complexity without over powering the cup, it sort of works in a magical way.
Ethiopia is the real African powerhouse when it comes to coffee.