Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Adorsi Washed

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  • Country: Ethiopia

    Region: Aricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR

    Washing Station: Adorsi

    Farmer/Grower: More than 800 smallholder farmers

    Varieties: Kerume

    Processing: Washed

    Altitude: 1900-2150 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 10.9%

    Density: 1.19 g/ml

    Harvest Date: January, 2023

    Arrival Date: July, 2023

    Grade: 1

    Marks: 010-0276-0557

    Reference ID: HA-2160-01

    SCA Cupping Score: 87.50

  • Floral and honey fragrance followed by green apple, white grape and dark chocolate aroma. Notes of brown sugar, green apple and vanilla with a complimentary aftertaste of brown spice, black tea and chamomile. Lemon citrus and a lactic acidity stand out excellently and are followed by a creamy mouthfeel and medium-heavy body.
  • 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Jeff Webb
Easy to roast and quality taste

Much of a coffee's flavor comes from the roast, of course. I find Ethiopian beans a challenge to get a light roast in my simple home roast setup, as the beans are small and roast quickly. This Yirg roasts nice and even with slow drying and a quick finish and yielded a very clean full coffee taste with some tannic sharpness to balance. Compared favorably to some of my favorite professionally roasted Ethiopian.

Thanks for sharing your roasting experience, Jeff! I personally love those tannic-like notes in this coffee that compliment the acidity and sweetness really well.

Eddie Lau
Clean, complex, lovely

You definitely get berry and almost a candy lemon here. It’s sweet and cut w a little acid. Lingering rich mouthfeel, creamy is perfect description. Has a gentle earthiness (not overwhelming like some less favorable yirgacheffes) and also has an earl grey/oolong with a splash of milk kind of quality. Perfect for just after wrapping before end of first crack and brewed at a lower temp 90C on a V60 or origami. A very zen morning hot coffee but as I’ve always believed that when you get a very good washed yirgacheffe: a nice cup of drip over ice is perfect.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Eddie!

If you enjoyed this washed coffee from Aricha, I really recommend trying out the washed coffee from Nensebo before its gone. The Guji coffee from Gigesa station is also really nice but you have some time to try it as we have a lot more available.