JBC Coffee Roasters

Harfusa Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing district, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.85/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, very sweet, complexly floral-toned. Honey, lavender, freesia, roasted cacao nib, lemon drop in aroma and cup. Crisp, vivacious acidity; light, very silky mouthfeel.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very pure and accessible rendition of the delicate, precious floral and sweet citrus Yirgacheffe cup.

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