Break Fluid Single-Origin
Yup, the crazy Ethiopian natural yirgacheffe fruit bomb that is Rocko Mountain has landed and is tasting amazing. It was so good last year that we jumped at the chance to get a bit more. Last year it tasted of strawberry laces and sherry. For the 2017 crop expect that strawberry again but with lime, ripe tropical fruits, rich florals, bags of sweetness and body with incredible length of flavour. As well as a great filter, this one will make a cracking cold brew too. We’re excited and you should be too!
ALTITUDE – 1950 – 2150 masl
LOCATION – Haricha Woreda, Gedeo zone,
PREPARATION – Natural
VARIETY – Heirloom
HARVEST – November to February
SHIPMENT – April onwards
Yirgacheﬀe is both a town and grade of coﬀee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in Southern Ethiopia. More than any other country, Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coﬀee varieties, with each type having distinctive taste, shape and colour. As a result, each region in the country can oﬀer a diﬀerent ﬂavour proﬁle, forming the grading system for Ethiopian coﬀees e.g. Sidamo, Harrar, Limu, Djimmah etc. It is widely argued that a Yirgacheﬀe grade coﬀee can oﬀer one of the most distinctive ﬂavour proﬁles in the world with pungent ﬂoral aroma and intense citrus ﬂavour.
Processing in Yirgacheﬀe can take the form of both washed and natural, with most of the coﬀee growing at over 2000 metres above sea level. Much of the coﬀee grown in Ethiopia is done using traditional methods, under shade trees alongside other crops and without the use of chemicals. Coﬀee from Yirgacheﬀe is often referred to as ‘garden coﬀee’ as it is grown on very small plots, often in the back yard of small dwellings.
This year, our importers are once again including a donation to the ‘Girls Gotta Run Foundation’ in the price paid for Rocko Mountain Reserve. GGRF is a non-profit organisation that empowers girls in Ethiopia through running and education in an effort to avoid early marriage and pregnancy.