Ethiopia - Yirgacheffe Dumerso - Natural - Grade 1
SCA Cup Score: 88
Variety | Indigenous heirloom Process | Natural
Altitude | 1950 - 2250 MASL Harvest | 2018
Juicy nectarine, plum, red grape.
Balanced and intense.
The village or ‘kebele’ of Dumerso is located in Yirgacheffe district, Gedeo zone in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationali- ties & 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 microlots in world.
The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.
The local indigenous ‘heir-loom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun-drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.