Ethiopia is the birthplace of the Arabica coffee tree and it producing the most delicate coffees in the word.
The tree grows best at heights of 1,200-1,800 meters. The main crop is from October to December. Only 2% of the crops is owned by the government. Almost half of the population works for some sort of coffee farm. Therefore, coffee plays a big role in the Ethiopian economy.
98% of Ethiopian coffee (of which our Yirgacheffe also belongs to) is planted by small coffee farms, whose farms are no larger than a hectare. This makes it possible for the farmers to take more precise care of their plantation. This is later noticeable with the aroma the coffee gives off in your cup.
The Yirgacheffe carries the name of its origin which lies in the southern portion of Ethiopia and over the region of Sidamo. The Yirgacheffe is washed in the same manner as the Sidamo, during the preparation. This method is only used for the best kinds of coffee.