Ethiopia is the world’s seventh largest coffee producer, and the top producer on the African continent. Residents of the country account for half of its consumption, and the other half is exported to major markets like the EU, North America, and East Asia. Production methods remain mostly unchanged, with most cultivation and drying done by hand.
Yirgacheffe Gotiti (GP)
Yirgacheffe is perhaps one of the most iconic coffee-producing regions in the world. Coffee is produced at extremely high altitudes in iron-rich, acidic soils that create an optimal growing condition for specialty coffee. Washed Yirgacheffes like this one typically have bright, floral cupping profiles. This lot comes to us from relatively small family-owned farms in the Gedeo region of Yirgacheffe, which is named for the group of people living there. Coffees are washed, then placed on raised beds for even drying. The resulting cup is very much in line with the classic Yirgacheffe profile; bright and floral with a tea-like body.