This natural Ethiopia is every bit of the intense fruity flavor profile one comes to anticipate from the birthplace of coffee. At our light roast, the notes of blueberry and strawberry emerge throughout the cup as it cools with hints of graham cracker sweetness as a back note. By roasting this light, all the wonderful acidity stays forward and pronounced in the cup and culminates in a very clean medium-bodied cup. Our preferences on this coffee are the Aeropress or pourover, and if you have one, a siphon will give you the absolute sweetest fruit flavors possible for this particular coffee.
Plan to spend some time getting to know this Ethiopia. You’ll be glad you did!
Elevation: 2050 to 2200 meters
Varietals: Ethiopian Heirloom
Milling Process: Natural
Drying Process: Raised beds
Harvest Start Month: October
Harvest End Month: December
The Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Idido is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Idido coffee mill located in the Gedeo Zone of Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Idido mill is located in a beautiful valley in the town of Idido near the town of Yirgacheffe. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Idido mill where the cherries are sorted. The cherries are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.