About the bean
Our Zimbabwe AA comes to us from the Salimba Estate in eastern Zimbabwe. Salimba Estate replants each of their fields in 7-8 year cycles to permit the harvesting of cherries from young, largely disease-free trees. Coffee here is hand-picked, washed and sun-dried.
This is a very unique offering. High in acidity and body. Notes of lemon and liquorice.
Roast recommendation: Medium. Refer to our roasting guide here.
Altitude: 900 - 1,000 masl.
Fragrance/Aroma: 8.1 (all, out of 10)
Clean cup: 10
AA: Usually denotes the largest and most expensive screen size (screens are used to sort and grade beans by size).
About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.
Two irresistible flavour forces come together in this divine blend. And, no. We haven't added Lady Godiva chocolate to the brew, just the best beans going.For an explanation of our different roasts click http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart View full product details