Region: Aricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR
Washing Station: Adorsi
Farmer/Grower: More than 800 smallholder farmers
Varieties: Kerume, Heirloom
Altitude: 1900-2150 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.17 g/ml
Harvest Date: January, 2022
Arrival Date: August, 2022
SCA Cupping Score: 86.75
We have had the pleasure of collaborating with Faysel Yonis in Ethiopia and his brother Eskinder Yonis for six years now. Their friendship and their coffees are always something to look forward to!
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.
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