Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Wote Washed 2012


Bean name Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Wote Washed 2012
Country Ethiopia
Region Konga
Other info Fully washed on raised beds


This is a washed Yirgacheffee from Wote, a small processing station in the Konga region of Yirgacheffe. Wote is owned by Mr. Mergya and employs 100 workers.

The station processes about 3 containers of coffee every year. There are about 600 farmers around Wote who bring their red cherries to the station, where they are pulped and dried.

Many thousands of bags marked ‘Yirgacheffe’ are sold every year but there may be significant differences between them in terms of cup quality. Selecting by cupping cuts the wheat from the chaff, and this one jumped off of the cupping table at us.

Yirgacheffe is more generally grown around the town of Yirgacheffe which lies as an island in the middle of Sidamo. This coffee is hand picked, fully washed, and is grown at around 1800-2000 metres altitude (on average).

In the cup it's a lemon-meets-grapefruit fight to the death, with an amazing floral and jasmine aftertaste and a miss-mash of different fruit juices that dance over the tongue. This carries on long after the last sip.

Farm:Wote Washing Station
Varietal: There are about 26 different varieties in the area the only one known is Typica
Processing: Fully Washed dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1800-2000 mtrs
Owner: Privately Owned
Region: Yirgacheffe

Roasting Information:
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Light and bright, big acidity, lemon, elegant, grapefruit, floral, jasmine.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 8/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 93

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