YUKRO / ETHIOPIA
Concord Grape, Orange Flowers, Syrupy, Bilberries
Elevation: 1900-2100 Masl
This will be our second year buying, roasting, and serving this beautiful coffee from the Jimma Zone of Ethiopia. We had first experienced this coffee from a few other roasters we admired from years past. It stuck into our memory pretty quickly with how well it reacted as espresso as well as filtered coffee. Upon buying it for the first time, and then sample roasting it, we quickly knew that this would hopefully be a coffee we would work with for many years to come. This year, the Yukro has impressed us even more with it’s effervescence, fruitiness, and overall complexity in the cup. It shines through on any brewing method, and kills as espresso, punching you in the face with candied fruit, and a huge syrupy mouthfeel. The meticulous processing, and sorting of this coffee really is reflected in the end result, which is your job.
This coffee comes from the Western part of Ethiopia. Specifically, the Gera district of Jimma. This is the seventh year that this beautiful coffee has been produced, and it seems as if it just keeps getting better and better. It is fully washed with a 12 hour fermentation. It is then layer out for 7-12 days to dry, and to be hand sorted on raised beds.