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Ethiopian Coffee - Yirgacheffe

24 March 2021


Irgachefe translated as Yirgacheffe is a town in central southern Ethiopia in Yirgachefe District. Located in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. It is an important coffee growing area.

Yirgacheffe coffees are classified as Strictly High Grown (SHG) or Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) based on their elevation. This means the coffees are grown at altitudes above 1200 meters, where the coffees grow slowly due to the altitude, giving the tree more time to provide nutrients to the coffee and produce the best flavors.

Yirgacheffe coffee is grown at elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,200 meters above sea level and is regarded as the best high-grown coffee in southern Ethiopia, a region known for its fine coffees.

Even among beans grown in the same area, there will always be some variation in flavor. Having said that, there are some features that all Yirgacheffe beans will share which is the coffee has a clean quality that makes it an ideal bean to try brewed or not.

A fine Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee has bright acidity, intense, clean flavors, and a complex aroma of floral notes, the aftertaste is commonly described as vivid in cupping notes, and the coffee may have berry or wine undertones. Yirgacheffe beans are characterized as bright beans. It creates a mellow coffee with a mild body. If you don’t like strong coffee flavors, Yirgacheffe is for you.

When drinking Yirgacheffe coffee, you will be experiencing flavors of Berries, Nuts, Chocolate, Lemon, and Wine. The taste is fresh and offers a lively finish with Finer, high-quality Yirgacheffe blends.

A well-brewed cup of Yirgacheffe coffee from Ethiopia is appreciated by coffee enthusiasts. When done right, it is unlike any other and makes your day enjoyable.


1. 2017. ETHIOPIAN YIRGACHEFFE COFFEE BEANS Available at https://espressocoffeeguide.com/gourmet-coffee/arabian-and-african-coffees/ethiopian-coffee/ethiopian-yirgacheffe-coffee/#

2. 2019. All about Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Available at: https://ictcoffee.com/yirgacheffe-101-all-about-ethiopian-yirgacheffe-coffee/



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