About the bean
Ah, Cerrado; you do not disappoint. The Cerrado in Brazil is a biologically rich, sprawling, tropical savanna located in Minas Gerais state, Brazil's coffee-producing powerhouse. Our Brazilian Cerrado is a blend of four farms in the northwest of this state and the result is solid. This is a classic Brazilian bean - bittersweet, chocolatey, a little bit of nut, low in acidity, good body. And this bean is a versatile companion - just right as a breakfast cup, in blends, for espresso (lots of crema and body) and for cold brew (great price point for that, too). It's not a fancy bean, it's not a taste adventure, it's not average - what you have here is good coffee for the everyday and to play with. Stock up!
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Flavour: Good body, clean and well balanced; consistent, rich aroma, chocolate and almond notes.
Roast recommendation: City to Full City (soft bean, will roast quickly). For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.
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About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean
Coffee in the relatively compact region of Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia is typically grown by small holders in "gardens" with coffee trees mixed in with other plants and trees cultivated for food and other essentials. There is little to no use of chemicals by these small holder farmers; they can't afford them, and, as such, it would be safe to assume all coffees produced by these gardens are organic.
What to expect
An excellent coffee. This Yirgacheffe offers a well-balanced cup no matter where you move on the roast spectrum. At an American (light) roast, the Yirgacheffe is particularly aromatic - fresh and fruity. Acidity for this one is high but the cup is so nicely balanced, it remains widely pleasing. We enjoyed notes of orange and peach, enhanced by a lemony caramel flavour.
At a Full City roast, the Yirgacheffe inevitably loses some of its note power but it does gain a chocolatey, brown sugar sweetness with a discreet citrus brightness that some of us preferred. Very balanced, sweet aftertaste; a wonderful morning coffee and a great pick for espresso. This bean is a gem.
Roasting recommendation: To bring out the Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast medium. Consider blending to add nuance to other coffees. When roasted dark, it becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.