Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha

  • EUR: € 8.79 - € 43.96


Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Aricha Grade 1

Variety: Heirloom Ethiopia Cultivar
Processing: Natural – sun dried
Altitude: 1900 – 2100 m.
Region: Yirgacheffe, Aricha, Ethiopia


Very fruity | rummy |
balanced | sweet and complex |


Бърза поръчка

Around 650 small holders deliver their cherries to the privately owned washing station Aricha in the local community of Aricha, located in the highlands close to Yirgacheffe town. On each of these farms local heirloom varieties are cultivated and in some cases even new varieties have been planted in order to diversify and rejuvenate biodiversity. Organic fertilizer is common used on the farms but pesticides are actively avoided, farmers instead focusing on good farming practices to help encourage large and healthy plants. Around the region of Aricha is a nice story entwined: When an old man gets white hair, the bark of aged trees also turns to white and as those trees are widely found around that area, people call it “Aricha”.

Aricha mill pay more than the market price for a kilogram of red cherry, and those 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, underripe or damaged beans before consolidating with other lots for the road to the wet mill.

At least once a day, the collected coffee cherry is delivered to the mill, where it is floated and/or delivered to dry on raised beds. Here, it will be thinly spread and regularly turned over the course of several weeks, or until it reaches 12% humidity according to the moisture metre.

In Ethiopia, the term heirloom came with the specialty movement. Specialty coffee buyers who didn’t know what varieties of Typica and Bourbon they were buying classified everything as heirloom. However, Ethiopian coffee producers do have individual names for different coffee trees, but  they will most likely not use the variety’s globally accepted scientific name but will use a local word. A community might borrow the name from an indigenous tree that shares physical characteristics with the coffee plant. Normally, specialty buyers differentiate coffees from Ethiopia by region, altitude, and cupping score, but not by variety. Broadly, you can classify Ethiopian coffee varieties into two types: JARC varieties (around 40) and regional landraces (more than 10 000).


The product is within the shelf life.

Additional information
Weight N/A

200gr., 1kg.

Grinding type

Whole beans, Джезве, Еспресо, Аеропреса – фино, Аеропреса – едро, Кафеварка, Coffee filter, Pour over, Chemex, Френска преса


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