This delicious natural-processed coffee comes from small-holdings based around the Rocko Mountain in Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. It is strongly aromatic of honeysuckle and bergamot. The taste has great balance with ripe strawberry, blueberry muffin and lasting coffee/chocolate/mocha.
Rocko Mountain is one of the highest scoring speciality coffees we stock and is a firm favourite here at the roastery.
Many people believe that Ethiopia is the birth-place of the Arabica coffee tree. The tree grows best at heights of 1,200-1,800 metres and the main crop is from October to December. Our Yirgacheffe is planted on small coffee farms, usually no larger than a hectare. This makes it possible for the farmers to take more precise care of their plantation, noticeable by the delicate flavours and aroma the coffee gives off in your cup. The Yirgacheffe is washed in the same manner as the Sidamo during preparation, a method only used for the best kinds of coffee.
Ethiopia is the world's 7th largest producer of coffee, and Africa's top producer. Half of the coffee is consumed by Ethiopians, and the country leads the continent in domestic consumption. The method of producing coffee in Ethiopia has not changed much since the 10th century, with nearly all work, cultivating and drying, still done by hand.