This "garden" coffee is grown on family-owned farms around the Idido coffee mill near the town of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo region of Ethiopia. This region is named for the indigenous Gedeo people inhabiting one of Ethiopia's most famous coffee-growing regions.
ROAST PROFILE: Light Roast
VARIETY: Heirloom Ethiopian
AROMA: Very floral
FLAVOR: Bright and sweet with a distinct berry flavor
BODY & FINISH: light & tea-like with a sweet floral finish
Natural or dry-processed coffees are harvested and taken directly to raised drying beds where the fruit is allowed to dry on the bean in the sun.
Coffee beans are like sponges, absorbing all the sweet, juicy flavors of the surrounding coffee cherry. As the fruit dries and falls off the inner bean, the result is coffee that exhibits sweet and fruity profiles. Dry processed Yirgacheffe's are coveted by connoisseurs around the world and the Idido mill is known for producing particularly fine examples.