Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Single Origin Coffee

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Region: Yirgacheffe

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Coffee profile
  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Varietal: JARC Varieties
  • Process: Natural
  • High Altitude: 1,925 to 1,945 MASL
  • Grading/Score: 88
  • Recipe: Ratio: 1:2.1 - 93.5c - 22 In : 46 Out - 27 - 30 Seconds

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Gedio Natural Grade 1

We really love a good single from Yirgacheffe, and this one is another banger.

Aricha Natural G1 was grown by smallholder farmers living around the Kabele or town of Aricha in Gedeo County, Yirgacheffe region.

Most producers in Ethiopia are smallholders, and the majority continue to cultivate coffee using traditional methods. Nearly all coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the funds to apply chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Coffee is almost entirely cultivated, harvested and dried using manual systems.

The Aricha mill pays more than the market price for a kilogram of red coffee cherry, and those coffee farmers that bring quality red cherry are paid a cash incentive, ensuring higher than average overall quality.

Coffee is selectively hand-picked before being delivered to the mill collection points, usually within 5 km of the producers’ homes. Great care is taken upon delivery to separate out any overripe, under ripe or damaged beans before consolidating with other lots for the road to the wet mill.

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Coffee Farm Washing Station

Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopia’s long coffee history predates written records. Arabica plants are native to Ethiopia, and many of the Arabica varieties now cultivated worldwide have their genetic roots in wild coffee growing in Ethiopian forests. With such easy access to wild-growing coffee, it is undoubtable that early people in Ethiopia consumed coffee for centuries before it became the global beverage that it is today.

The long tradition of coffee in Ethiopia has continued into the modern day. Coffee drinking is widespread in both social and cultural contexts and has a place at a wide range of social events. Nearly half of all coffee produced in the country is consumed on the domestic market. That’s no small feat for a country that produces some 860 million pounds of green coffee beans annually.

Coffee also provides the main income for up to 25% of the population. More than 15 million people grow coffee as their major cash crop. The Ethiopian government also depends on coffee to generate between 25 and 35% of total annual export earnings.