A bright, medium- to light-bodied coffee with winy, berry undertones, distinct floral tones in the aroma, an intense and complex flavor that is clean and flowery, and a vibrant finish.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffes reveal hints of chocolate and fragrant notes of citrus, perhaps tangerine, and also nutty. Finer Yirgacheffes may have a charming toasted coconut aroma.
Yirgacheffe is a town in the Sidamo region in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Nations of Ethiopia. This region is considered the birthplace of coffee. (See The Discovery of Coffee.)
CoffeeMan Dan says, “Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is one of the world’s finest gourmet coffees and generally considered the best among Ethiopian coffees, with a soft floral profile that also makes it one of the best bean types for iced coffee.”
A City or New England roast is recommended for Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to bring out its brightness and delicate character. If you like a heavier sweeter coffee, then an Italian or Vienna roast is recommended.