Floral and caramel fragrance followed by lavender and green tea aroma. Notes of black tea, brown sugar, rose and green apple with an aftertaste of lemon blossom and lemon rind. Sweet and mellow acidity of green grape and lemongrass. Medium bodied.
This is a very versatile coffee. We love keeping this coffee from Aricha at a light roast to keep all those fruit notes. At medium roasts the black tea and caramel shine through.
surrounding the Aricha village deliver freshly picked coffee cherries to the nearby Adorsi washing station in the Yirgacheffe district located in the Gedeo zone.
As part of the quality control process, fresh cherries are floated in water to separate lower qualities before depulping. Traditional disc pulpers are used and the coffee is allowed at least 24 hours to ferment before being fully washed and set to dry on raised beds for 10-12 days on average.
Yirgacheffe is often recognized for the extremely high-quality coffees being grown in the rich and fertile district, and this washed coffee is no exception. With elevations exceeding 2100 meters above sea level, the coffee grown in Aricha provides a bright and complex cup with a myriad of floral notes, fresh matcha, caramel, subtle spice and a juicy mango flavor that coats the tongue.
I have not roasted or ground them yet. I will do that soon.
Aricha never disappoints!
Aricha has been one of my favorites for years now. I am pleased to say that this year is no different, it's still great! Fragrance good, aroma good, bright, green/black tea, black tea after taste, maybe brown sugar but it's not that sweet, rose, green apple, lemon, green grapes. Espresso is fantastic, complex!
Based on this roast (not my best) - https://roast.world/my/roasts/qIXN2H9IrWp0pLzU3WhYi