Cupping Notes: Mocha, spice, with a hint of orange
This is an exquisite coffee from one of the most famous coffee cultivation regions in Africa, and the world. Our Yirgacheffe Dark is noted for its flora, fruity, spicy characteristics. When you take these beans past the light roast and leave them in the roaster a few more minutes, the flavor profile changes. Technically, this Yirgacheffe is a "medium roast" dumped when the beans have a consistent color with no specs of oil visible on the bean. It is "darker" that the Yirgacheffe Light, hence the title.
The floral, fruity, winey tones fade and new flavors appear. It is an amazing process. We have come to really enjoy this medium-dark roast Yirgacheffe bean.
Photo: When it's harvest time on a coffee farm, it usually is a family affair. Men, women, and children participate in a labor that will support their family for many months of the year. These hands belong to a young boy who is helping his parents with the harvest. We like the fact that we pay a fair price to these farmers, and we give back through our school project, and other donations.