Ecco Caffe

Featured in December 2011 Box

The world is constantly changing, and the coffee industry is no exception. After yearsof allowing for direct trade with growers, Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, shook thingsup a bit with the establishment of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. Now, all Ethiopiancoffee is pooled together and sold by type, making it hard to trace a bean to a specificfarm. And yet, it was easy for us to green light this exceptional brew from Yirgacheffe,roasted for us by California’s Ecco Caffe. The heirloom varieties create a lovely antique quality: heady aromas of jasmine lead into a cup with sparkling lemon zest acidity,delicate malty sweetness, and flavors of black tea and raisins.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    Ecco Caffe
    Santa Rosa California
  • Producer

    Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
  • Origin

    Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
  • Varieties

    Heirloom (Ethiopian)
  • Elevation

    1,850 - 2,300 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Wet-processed
  • Our Notes

    Heady aromas of jasmine lead into a cup with sparkling lemon zest acidity, delicate malty sweetness and flavors of black tea and raisins.