Aricha - Ethiopia

CUP SCORE 90.25 (scaa cup protocol)

Honey suckle, Jasmine, citrus, bergamot tea, apricot, slight vanilla and hint of rose water

suggested for espresso and filter


We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1


Technical detail

Several farmers         Ethiopia    
Producer             Country
Yirgacheffe            2000 masl
 Region/Zone          Elevation   


      Washed               Heirlooms 
Pulping process       Cultivar    


    January 15                  July 15  
     Picked in              Landed in


      6000 kg              GrainPro bag
     Lot size                Arrived in
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on



The Aricha washing station is located in the Idido Valley of the Yirgacheffe district.  Between 650 and 700 small coffee farms produce this coffee in the Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe district, approximately 4 kilometers west of the town of Yirgacheffe. The Gedeo Zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. These small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to Aricha mill where the cherries are sorted and then pulped, fermented for at least 24 hours under water and then placed on raised drying beds in thin layers. The coffee beans covered with the parchment are turned every 2 to 3 hours in the first few days to promote even drying. Four to six weeks later the beans are transported in parchment to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled, graded and bagged prior to export
While many washed Yirgacheffes deliver the clean lemony cup profile, few are able to balance with unique floral qualities including jasmine and bergamot along with a slight peach note when the cup cools down.

please note

All orders are shipped on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding national Holidays).
Cut-off time is 11:59pm (UTC+1) of the day before shipping days.