Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha G2 Washed (2019 Crop)

Chocolate, lime, apricot, coconut
$3.60 / lb $476.19 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Sep 2019
SKU P605048-1
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About This Coffee

This is a washed grade 2 Ethiopian coffee from Aricha washing station in the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia.


THE PRODUCERS


The coffee was cultivated by some 650 smallholder farmers in the town and surrounding area of Aricha, Yirgacheffe district. These farmers occupy an average of 2ha land each at altitudes of between 1,900 & 2,100masl and deliver coffee cherries to Aricha washing station, managed by Cherab na Betesebu.


THE PROCESS


Ripe cherries are delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping, before fermentation for 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. After this point the parchment coffee is thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12 - 15 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned peri- odically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpick- ing, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.


THE REGION


The 'kebele' (village) of Aricha is in Yirgacheffe district, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup, characterised by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and thyme.

  • Total Bags In Lot 320
  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.75
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Wet Mill Aricha
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Fully washed and sun-dried on raised African beds
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G2
  • Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Country of Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
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  • CTRM Contract Number P605048-1

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