The town of Yirgacheffe (Irgachefe) is in the Sidamo region of Southern Ethiopia at an elevation of about 6,200 feet above sea level. This region is considered the birthplace of coffee.
We can thank a goatherder named Kaldi, according to one legend, for discovering coffee’s unique properties in the 8th century A.D. This goatherder from the Kaffa region of southwestern Ethiopia noticed that his goats were more animated and lively after eating some wild red berries. Kaldi then ate some of the berries himself, and sure enough he also felt increased energy. Soon these unique properties of coffee became known to some monks at a nearby monastery, and they too began consuming the beans that helped them meditate and pray for longer periods of time. Other monasteries also began using the berries for the same purpose, and so the spread of coffee throughout the world had begun.
The high elevation of Ethiopia produces a hard bean, resulting in intense flavors and aromatics.This fine Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee has a bright, medium to light body with winy, berry undertones, distinct floral tones in the aroma, an intense and complex flavor that is clean and flowery, and a vibrant finish.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe is one of the world’s finest gourmet coffees and generally considered the best among Ethiopia coffees.