The washed coffees of Yirgacheffe have long been prized for their delicate, tea-like aromatics and clean citrus flavor. Recently, producers in the Gedio region have been reinventing the natural process at the beginning developed in Ethiopia to offer a fully different profile from this well-known origin. The Misty Valley is a prime example of the fruitiness, complexity, and character of these Natural Yirgacheffe coffees. Developed by exporter and producer partner Abdullah Bagersh, the Natural Misty Valley is subject to an unbelievable amount of care from begin to finish. When the ripe cherries are first brought to the mill to dry on raised African beds, they’re continuously turned (day and night!) for the first 48 hours of drying to verify an even evaporation of the moisture from the cherry. This lends a consistency and cleanliness to the cup, which can prove difficult in a process vulnerable to mold and uneven air circulation. After the coffee is fully dried and the skin, mucilage, and parchment got rid of, it is sorted and traded through the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange as a Grade 1 Yirgacheffe. In the cup, the Misty Valley in reality delivers. A perfumed floral aroma leads into a crisp and complex fruit basket flavor. Milky body provides the backbone for the fruit and aromatics, creating a harmonious balance. The cup finishes with lingering, pleasant mouthfeel.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gr1 Natural Misty Valley Unroasted Green Coffee Beans
Natural, Sun Dried Process on Raised Beds
Product of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Misty Valley
Aroma: Floral Flavor: Blueberry, Strawberry, Milk Chocolate at medium roast
2lbs bag net weight