Project Origin Cupping Notes :
88 Points. Sweet floral aromatics, orange acidity and super clean. This coffee is medium weight, delicate and elegant with jasmine florals, flavours of mandarin, caramel, honey, lime candy, orange and a clean, refreshing finish.
About Yirgacheffe :
Yirgacheffe is a "Coffee Growing Area" based on the Commercial Coffee Contracts from the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX). Yirgacheffe is located on the south of Ethiopia and it's widely considered the birthplace of coffee.
Many great coffee lots come from this aread as it contains the popular areas of: Worka, Koke, Konga, Beloya and the renowned town of Chelelektu.
Traceability of Ethiopian coffees
When buying coffee through the ECX trading system lots purchased from the Yirgacheffe area are not differentiated between the mill of Konga of the Chelelektu surroundings. The current government regulations require that these coffees should only be labelled as "Yirgacheffe".
In previous years we were able to trace some of these lots back with the help of a contact who knew manu of the sellers on the ECX system, how ever, the trading system is moving online removing the human factor from the buying process now days and it has become difficult to trace the coffee to it's precise origin.
In order to help roasters distinguish and and identify these coffees we will be giving colour names that represent their cup profile.
Coffees grow in small farmers backyards. These coffees are known as "Garden coffee" and they are harvested from October-January. The lots get combined in washing stations, depulped and dry fermented. After rinsing the last bit of mucilage the coffee gets dried on African beds for 10-15 days. The lots are then sold through ECX and put through further screening processes according to Project Origin's quality standards.