Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Awash River is a coffee from the Yirgacheffee region of Ethiopia.
This Natural Process coffee is full of bright notes, extreme fruitness, with an almost blackberry crumble desert like flavor, but unlike some other Naturals from Ethiopia it still has lots of warm rich deep body like tones. Lucas and I tasted an almost chocolate vanilla swirl like rich body, with lots of lingering toasted coconut.
This is one of my favorite Coffees of 2020 so far!
And the story behind this beautiful coffee goes so deep!
The Awash carves through almost 750 miles of Ethiopia's great rift valley, providing a vital water source for millions. In fact Archaeologists believe humans have lived along the river since the dawn of man. Known as "the cradle of humankind", the middle Awash is to some of the most important archaeological discoveries in history, including perhaps the most famous hominid fossil ever found: "Lucy".
In a poetic twist, Ethiopia is also the birthplace of the arabica coffee tree. As farmers began to harvest the wild forest trees of Southern Ethiopia they in turn began to cultivate them on their own land. Nevertheless, much of the coffee in Ethiopia still grows wild and is represented by thousands of different sub-varieties, many of which are cultivated by farmers throughout regions such as Yirgacheffe to this day.
Enjoy our new favorite Pourover from "The Cradle of Humankind."
Flavor Notes: Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cone | Blackberry Pie | Toasted Coconut