Cup Characteristics: Strawberry Sweetness, Citrus Acidity, Milk Chocolate Finish
The washed coffees of Yirgacheffe have long been prized for their delicate, tea-like aromatics and clean citrus flavor. Recently, producers in the Gedio region have been reinventing the natural process originally developed in Ethiopia to offer a completely different profile from this well-known origin. The Misty Valley is a prime example of the fruitiness, complexity, and character of these Natural Yirgacheffe coffees.
Developed by exporter and producer partner Abdullah Bagersh, the Natural Misty Valley is subject to an incredible amount of care from start to finish. When the ripe cherries are first brought to the mill to dry on raised African beds, they are constanly turned (day and night!) for the first 48 hours of drying to ensure an even evaporation of the moisture from the cherry. This lends a consistency and cleanliness to the cup.
PROCESS: Natural / Dry Processed
VARIETAL: Ethiopia Heirloom, Grade 1
REGION: Yirgacheffe, Aricha Station
ALTITUDE: 1,800 - 2,200 meters
PRODUCER: Various Small Farms
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Feb 2017
This is truly one of the finest coffees. I enjoy this coffee daily when I have it, because I just can't stop once I've opened the bag! It's smooth with berry and chocolate components that I enjoy.