Depending upon who you speak to, and on which continent you’re enjoying a delicious cup of Joe, coffee’s birthplace is widely regarded to be Ethiopia sometime in the first 1000 years AD.
In the country’s southern region of Sidama is Yirgacheffe, a place where coffee growing conditions are extremely favourable and the crop is able to thrive and grow naturally in most part. Beans from the Yirgacheffe region really mirror the natural surroundings in which they are grown; they are bright, beautiful and rich.
They tend to make a delicious light-medium roast and when brewed offer a clean taste and vibrant finish. The coffee that we have selected from Yirgacheffe is grown by a co-operative of 1100 small holder farmers called Negele Gurbitu.
The co-operative is part of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU). This is a fully washed coffee and it is naturally dried under the African sun on raised beds. A delectable taste of Earl Grey and even whisky flavours can be expected, and this coffee is best enjoyed as a filter.