This coffee is best described as sweet, honey and floral, with an excellent balance of flavour with hints of Jasmine and bergamot.
All of the Ethiopian coffees that are purchased by Mercanta the Coffee Hunters are selected on the basis of their exceptional cup profile – there is no specific information on exact provenance at the moment, this is largely due to an age-old system of middlemen within Ethiopia. Mercanta the Coffee-Hunters assess dozens of samples before buying, and the only traceability of this particular lot is that it comes from the region of Yirgacheffe.
Direct access to growers in Ethiopia is not straightforward, so they rely on the cupping table for the time being. Their stated objective is 100% traceability at the moment it is 85%.
Ethiopia produces some to the most unique and fascinating coffees in the world. The Yirgacheffe region is well-known for its high quality wet processed coffee because there is a well-established linked structure that connects coffee farmers, processing-plant owners, governmental organisations and coffee-purchasing enterprises, leading to effective quality control and efficient marketing.