Due to the fact that coffee is a consumable and comes with a relatively short lifespan, we are not able to accept returns of this item. We assure you that we will grind the coffee fresh, made to order.
This is a limited batch, single origin bean (not a blend), for those with a more refined palette. We do not have a lot more of this in stock and won’t have it in again for a while.
Enjoy the sweet creamy, berry and wine notes and hints of chocolate that this incredibly delicious bean offers. As do most Ethiopian beans, this has slightly more acidity but more distinct flavor.
The town of Yirgacheffe (Irgachefe) is in Ethiopia’s Sidama (or “Sidamo”) area at an elevation of about 1,900 meters above sea level and is the administrative center of the coffees-growing district. Yirgacheffe coffee farmers are often members of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), which comprises 23 different member cooperatives, which consists of over 40,000 farmers. Members of the YCFCU are exempt from the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX), which allows them to receive a premium for their premium coffees, including Fair Trade and Organic certifications.
Some Yirgacheffe farmers may also be members of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU), which more generally comprises small farmers from the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Consolidation of the processing, sorting and sales functions allows for greater market efficiencies and more control over the reputation of Ethiopian coffees. It allows for more stability for the farmers by spreading out payments throughout the year, which is largely beneficial to farmers who have yearly growing and harvesting seasons.
As always, these beans are certified organic and fair-trade. Feel proud of yourself for choosing our beans for this reason, if nothing else.