Coffee is our thing, we love it, we drink it, and we live it. This week we’re talking about our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. What makes it our Roaster’s Choice for the month of March?
Why do we love Ethiopian Yirgacheffe?
Our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, even though it’s light, doesn’t let you down! All of our Ethiopian coffees come from a relationship with the New Covenant Foundation (NCF). The New Covenant Foundation is a church planting and medical missions organization touching lives all over Ethiopia. NCF has projects including hospitals, medical facilities, water projects, and other building projects that are changing communities and helping people. Ethiopia is one of the largest coffee growing countries that has an interesting characteristic that you can know what region it comes from because of its taste. We roast this coffee as a light-medium roast level to preserve the amazing apricot aroma and citrus after taste.
Our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, even though it’s light, doesn’t let you down!”
Like most coffee in the region of Ethiopia, coffee is produced by a drying process also known as a natural process. The dry or natural process is when the coffee berries are picked and put out on a raised table(s) or patio and left out in the sun to dry. Once the outer layer has dried out, the green inside of the berry makes the ‘bean’ (which we are familiar with) is ready for another separation process and ultimately roasting.
Do you want more information about New Covenant Foundation? Check out this awesome video!
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