Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Co-op
|Roaster Location:||Santa Rosa, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||March 2009|
Blind Assessment: Intense, roundly fruity aroma with notes of flowers and candied citrus peel. Bright floral-toned acidity, soft mouthfeel, and graceful notes of sweet lemon, berries and yes, more flowers. Sweet, clean finish with a mild suggestion of milk chocolate lingering in the long.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces intensely 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), express floral and citrus notes with particular intensity. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Ecco Caffe is a small, genuinely artisan specialty roaster that specializes in relatively light-roasted, "Northern Italian Style" espressos and select single-origin coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: An elegantly floral wet-processed Yirgacheffe with impressive social and environmental credentials.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2009 tasting report: San Francisco Bay Area Coffees: Dark and Beyond