Specialty Espresso Coffee Beans.
Specialty Espresso Coffee Beans.
Specialty Espresso Coffee Beans.

Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Wenago - Single Origin Specialty Coffee Beans

Regular price $60.00 Sale price $54.00

Tastes Like: Apricot, lemongrass, chestnuts and caramel.

We are excited to present this wonderful coffee with a clean sweet cup with floral and apricot notes.

Wenago woreda 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 distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after micro lots in the world.

The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent & plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup characterised by strong citric acidity.

Clean sweet cup with floral and apricot notes. A lemongrass acidity, creamy body lead to a finish of chestnuts and caramel.

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Region: Wenago
  • Varietal: Heiloom
  • Altitude: 1750-2000 MASL
  • Process: Fully washed
  • Tastes Like: Apricot, lemongrass, chestnuts and caramel.

    Farmers pick the ripe cherries by hand before delivering them as quickly as possible to the Wenago Wetmill processing station in order to prevent premature fermentation. At the station they are graded and then placed onto raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2-3 hours in the first few days, to avoid mould growth and to ensure consistent, controlled fermentation.

    Four to six weeks later, depending on weather and temperature, the beans are de-hulled. The raw beans are then transported to Addis in sacks, then milled and reprocessed to export standards prior to shipping. They are sold through the ECX (Ethiopian Commodity Exchange) system, where this was classified by the ECX Central Liquoring Unit as a Grade 1 natural coffee.

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    Our specialty (single) coffees are roasted from the highest-quality green coffee beans to their greatest flavor potential. All our specialty coffees are free of defects and have a distinctive character in the cup, with a score of 80 or above when graded according to SCAA Standards.

    Once the beans are processed and delivered, our master roaster at 36P spends a considerable amount of time to understand the coffee and develop unique roast profiles.

    After trying different profiles and cupping we decide on one profile that brings out the best out of that particular bean.

    We roast all our specialty coffees in small batches to maintain freshness and monitor quality.

    We develop our espresso roast coffee further in the roaster to increase the caramelisation and body, which suits being prepared on an espresso machine to extract delicious elixir.

    Our filter roasted coffee has been less developed in order to retain more of the sparkling acidity that a filtered cup of brew desires.

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