Yayu Wild Forest
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The Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere in Ethiopia is one of the last and most important remaining mountain forest fragments for the preservation of wild populations of Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica), in the world. We've worked with the Darwin Institute and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, in the area since 2015 to improve the quality of coffee and therefore income for farmers, enabling preservation and study of this unique biosphere.
As an espresso, enjoy soft citrus acidity upfront, syrupy body, and notes marzipan and dark chocolate. Longlasting bourbon biscuit aftertaste. Brewed as filter the coffee has a tea-like quality and feels light on the tongue. It opens on a mild citrus-like acidity, displays flavours reminiscent of kumquat, sweet shortcrust pastry and brown sugar, and finishes on bittersweet notes of roasted cocoa beans.
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Yayu Wild Forest
The Yayu Wild Forest is one of the last and most important remaining mountain forest fragments for the preservation of wild Arabica Coffee in the world. This natural landscape, high up in the hills of Ethiopia, is a hotspot for biodiversity and is a significant conservation zone. A major challenge in the area is preventing the ongoing destruction of the forestland. A common practice for communities is to clear a plot of land from the forest by felling trees, then planting a crop to generate an income.
Back in 2014, Union teamed up with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Ethiopia Coffee Forest Forum and producer partners in Yayu with efforts to create more sustainable livelihoods in coffee farming, in turn, helping protect the natural biosphere. The aim was to create infrastructures and provide training in producing high-quality coffee, so farmers would not have to turn to plant other crops for their income.
The three-year project with Royal Botanic Gardens came to an end in 2018, but the partnership between Union and the Yayu producer partners remains strong, with the Union team visiting 3 to 4 times per year. The Yayu forest co-operatives continue to produce incredible coffee, often being showcased as our limited edition microlots.
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Convenient Delivery packaging
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N.B not all letterboxes are made equal. Our boxes are designed to meet the Royal Mail letterbox guidelines, sadly this doesn't cover all letterboxes. We've discovered that older houses can often have unusual dimensions and the box may not fit through.
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