Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Guanga - African Single Origin
Foge, Guanga, Yirgacheffe
Various smallholder farmers
Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
From our importers at Cafe Imports:
This coffee comes from our washing-station partners at Celinga, which is in thekebele,or village, of Foge, in theworeda,or district, of Guanga, in the Yirgacheffe region.
Aside from its near-legendary status as the "birthplace" of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions, specifically within the southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe within the region of Sidama—areas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world. Coffee was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity. However, coffee has also adapted to the more arid climate of Harrar, in the northeast of the country; the varieties planted there have historically had more chocolatey, rich undertones.