Background Story

Yirgacheffe is a “Coffee Growing Area” based on the Commercial Coffee Contracts from the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX). Yirgacheffe is located in the south of Ethiopia and it’s widely considered the birthplace of coffee. Many great coffee lots come from this area as it contains the popular areas of Worka, Koke, Konga, Beloya and the renowned Chelelektu. 

In the past, lots purchased from the Yirgacheffe area could not be differentiated by mill eg. Konga or Chelelektu. Government regulations required all coffees from this region to be simply labelled “Yirgacheffe”. However with the recent changes made to the ECX, we are now able to trace some lots back to the town or even specific washing station they were produced. Also, in order to help roasters distinguish and identify these coffees, we continue to provide colour names that represent the cup profile for some of these beans. 


Roaster's Thoughts

Yirgacheffe is well-known for floral aroma and fruity flavours. This coffee, Gutity has stonefruits and citrus fruits as well as delicate earl grey aroma. As this coffee is just enough to deliver the pure natural flavour of Yirgacheffe coffee, it will be great to serve this coffee as a pourover.


How this coffee is roasted

This coffee is light roasted to enhance its sweetness and floral note. 


Basic Information

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Region: Yirgacheffe
  • Farm: Gutity
  • Altitude: 1,950-2,300masl
  • Variety: Heirloom
  • Process: Natural
  • Best Ageing Window: 18-25 days
  • Best as: Pourover Filter, Espresso


How to brew this coffee

  • Espresso: 20g dose, 46g beverage yield, 23s extraction time
  • Flavour Profile: orange, peach, berries, chocolate, black tea
  • Milk: 23g dose, 44g beverage yield, 30s extraction time, 150g milk
  • Flavour Profile: stonefruits, orange, milk chocolate
  • Pourover Filter: 15g dose, 45g water + 30s blooming, 1m 40s extraction time, total 225g water
  • Brewing Method: Chanho-Tornado (Click here to see details of the brewing method)
  • Flavour Profile: yellow peach, orange, berris, chocholate, earl grey


Flavour Spectrum