Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural
£6.00 – £24.00
This “natural” (unwashed) Ethiopian coffee is the one we stock regularly. It is grown between 1400 and 2000 metres above sea level.
The “natural” or “dry process,” is the oldest means of processing coffee after harvest. In this processing method, the intact coffee cherries (i.e., the fruit from which the seeds are taken) are dried by the sun for around two weeks, typically on patios or raised beds. Under the sun the cherries lose their bright colour and shrivel up. It’s only after the cherry has been sufficiently dried that the seed is removed. With the cherry and mucilage still intact, this process imparts unique qualities onto the seed.
Team Bean have roasted this bean to a medium level and during tasting sessions found it to be much fruitier than the “washed” version with lovely strawberry tones. Very clean, refreshing, unique taste.
See below for cupping notes, monkeys notes and strength info.