Yirgacheffe

Organic Ethiopia

Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.
We roast your coffee to order

Light and floral

Zesty and refreshing, with a floral aroma typical of Ethiopian coffees. Recommended without milk or sugar for the full flavour.
Flavour Category
citrus & floral citrus & floral
High quality coffee has wide ranging, naturally occurring taste notes. The dominant flavour profile in this coffee is Citrus & Floral. Coffees in this category have zesty citrus flavours and the scent of flowers including honeysuckle, jasmin, dandelion and nettles. Often prominent in washed coffees, the traditional processing method in Ethiopia.
Roast
This coffee is a light roast. Roast level influences the flavour and body of coffee. Darker roasts are fuller bodied, lighter roasts brighter. The beans are light brown in colour (unsurprisingly), it will retain more of the natural flavour of the coffee. This can result in a higher acidity and may often show more fruit and floral notes. This roast style means the quality of the coffee shines through the best.
Quality Score
86.5
Coffee scoring over 80 on Speciality Coffee Association scale is considered High Quality, Speciality Coffee.
Best Brewed As
cafetiere
This coffee is best brewed as a cafetiere (French press). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
filter
This coffee is best brewed as a filter (cafetiere, pour over, aeropress, drip, etc.). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
Processing Method
This coffee was processed using the washed method. Post-harvest processing influences the taste profile. Washed coffees are brighter, naturally processed are sweeter and honey processed are somewhere in between.

More about this coffee

From the birthplace of Arabica coffee – Ethiopia – comes a particularly captivating organic, speciality coffee. Zesty and refreshing. A floral aroma. Tones of sweet lemons. Delicious. Grown by smallholder farmers in the Yirgacheffe wetlands, our partners since 2003.

VARIETALS

  • Mixed Heirloom

Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia

From the birthplace of Arabica coffee – Ethiopia – comes a particularly captivating speciality coffee. This coffee is grown by family farmers in Yirgacheffe, who we’ve been working with since 2003, on small plots of land across the lush Ethiopian countryside. The conditions across these plots on the wetlands couldn’t make for more perfect conditions in producing speciality coffee. Consequently, Yirgacheffe coffee has a premium reputation and is characterised by a distinct flavour profile (intense and clean taste, and complex floral notes) which is hard to find outside of the area.

The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) is comprised of over 23 different member co-operatives, which includes a count of over 40,000 farmers. Working with YCFCU allows the co-operative to export directly to roasters all over the world, instead of going through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX).

Union have been working with a specific co-operative, Konga, which was founded in 1975, who over the years have become highly skilled in producing both washed as well as natural coffees. The co-operative has approximately 2,523 members, of which approximately 225 are women. Konga has three washing stations where farmers bring cherries to be processed. The presence of multiple washing stations facilitates farmers access to the co-operative and assures cherries are processed as quickly as possible after being harvest, a key element in producing high-quality coffee.

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UK

We aim to despatch all orders within 2 working days of receiving them. During peak mail order periods (for instance, Christmas or other promotional activities), this timeframe may be extended slightly, although every effort will be made to despatch your order as soon as possible. 

All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can despatch your order

Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £15 (before delivery) or over 1KG in weight, delivery is FREE 

Convenient Delivery packaging

In an effort to reduce wasteful packaging and also make delivery more convenient for you. If your order is 2 x 200g bags of coffee or less your delivery will be sent in a box designed to fit through your letterbox. So you no longer need to wait in for your Union Coffee delivery.
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.

Our Couriers

For all Orders under 1kg (equivalent to 4 x 200g bags of coffee or less) your delivery will be sent 48 Hour Tracked Royal Mail
For all Orders over 1kg are sent recorded delivery via DPD 

 

INTERNATIONAL

We are happy to deliver to international addresses. Orders need to be placed with a valid postcode/zipcode to allow our couriers to locate and quote for correct shipping cost.

2019 prices 

Europe*
0.0 kg - 1.79 kg £9.50
1.8 kg - 4.79 kg    £15.00
4.8 kg - 25.0 kg £25.00

United States*
0.0 kg - 1.79 kg £15.00
1.8 kg - 4.79 kg £27.00
4.8 kg - 25.0 kg £75.00

Rest of World*
0.0 kg - 9.072 kg £60.00

*NB for larger order specific quote etc. to non European locations we can give more precise location based volume quotes, if you contact us here.

If you would rather order by phone, please call the Roastery on +44 20 7474 8990 and we will happily take your order and quote for shipping if relevant.

Where goods are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.
Re-orders of previous shipments can be done easily through the 'my account' section of the website. If one or more products is out of stock, the re-order link will not be visible. Please check individual products required, or select alternatives.

Our online shop no longer has a minimum transaction value.

 

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

If you are unsatisfied with the contents of your order please contact us, either by telephone or email within 24 hours of receipt to inform us of your issue.

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee does not refund or exchange coffees, teas etc. if ordered incorrectly through our website.

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