Yirgacheffe is part of the Sidama region in Ethiopia; however, it's considered its own recognized micro-region due to the unique coffee profile produced on its territory. The Yirgacheffe region is known to have thick vegetation, healthy soil, and high elevations.
This coffee is sourced from a community of 600 to 800 smallholder farmers who bring their cherries to the Worka Chelbesa washing station in Gedeb, Yirgacheffe. Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherries by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
The resulting cup reminds us of dark chocolate, raspberry and cedar.