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Ethiopia Aricha

Single Origin Blackcurrant Strawberry Syrupy Body

Cup Notes - Starts with a juicy, syrupy body which leads into a refreshing blackcurrant and strawberry cordial finish.

Process: Natural

Altitude: 1900-2100 masl

Varietal: Heirloom

Location: Yirgacheffe

This grade 1 natural microlot is from Aricha wetmill in Yirgachef- fe. The mill, managed by Cherab na Betesebu, processes cherries from around 650 local smallholder farmers who cultivate at elevations up to 2,100masl. Aricha is located in Yirgacheffe district, Gedeo zone in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The local indigenous ‘heir-loom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup.