Zuria

Yayu Wild Forest Ethiopia

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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.

Light floral and sweet

A beautifully bright coffee from the farmers of the last remaining wild coffee forest - Yayu.
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
85.0
Coffee scoring over 80 on Speciality Coffee Association scale is considered High Quality, Speciality Coffee.
Best Brewed As
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

This cup is full of citrus fruits, delicate floral undertones and honey sweetness, with a lingering Oolong tea finish.

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.

VARIETALS

  • Heirloom

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We are the home of fresh coffee. When you order online, your coffee is roasted fresh to order, especially for you. Plus, it’s speciality grade and traded ethically through Union Direct Trade.

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Yayu Wild Forest

Ethiopia

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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Coffee Box Delivery

 

We are currently experiencing a higher than normal volume of orders. Our roasters are running at full speed, but this means your order may take a few days longer than normal to reach you




 

LAST ORDER DATE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - 4PM FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER

Our last guaranteed date for orders to arrive to you in time is based on when you place your order on our website. We recommend you place your order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We will continue to roast and despatch coffee until Thursday 23rd December and will endeavour to get orders placed before then out to you. Orders will be processed on a first come first served basis. The last collection date from the Roastery for Royal Mail is 22nd December and for DPD is 23rd. It is highly unlikely that these deliveries will be made prior to Christmas, but for your best chance make sure to select DPD at checkout.

Please also be aware that our couriers have reported extraordinary volumes and subsequently delays this year. You will receive a despatch confirmation email on the day your order is passed to the courier. All courier services are running between the Christmas and New Year period, excluding public holidays.


Coffeeclub orders will continue to be roasted and despatched over the Christmas period, but please note, due to the above, may be subject to some delays.

 

Christmas Opening Times

The roastery and customer service teams will be available week days (excluding public holidays) between now and 4th January. If you place an order between these dates they should be despatched before the New Year, however we cannot guarantee it. Please be mindful that we will be prioritising any outstanding orders placed before the 25th first and may take longer than normal to respond.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TEAM UNION!

 

 

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 2KG 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 2kg (equivalent to 9 x 200g bags of coffee or less) your delivery will be sent 48 Hour Tracked Royal Mail
For all Orders over 2kg are sent recorded delivery via DPD (delivery on working days only)

 

CoffeeClub Deliveries

We aim to freshly roast and despatch all orders within 48 working hours of receiving them. During peak 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 CoffeeClub subscription orders are sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. You will receive an email upon despatch, and a tracking number to help track your order. Royal Mail estimate a 2-3 working day delivery window. Please note our CoffeeClub subscription service is only available for delivery within mainland United Kingdom.

Where coffees are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Unfortunately due to the increasing complexity and challenge of crossing borders around the world at the moment, we now only offer delivery to the United Kingdom.

 

 

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

Returns Policy


If there has been a delivery issue or your parcel has exceeded its collection period, Royal Mail will return the parcel to us as sender. You can check on the delivery status of your order using the tracking number provided.

If your coffee is being returned, contact us here with your order details and we’ll be happy to arrange for the parcel to be redelivered to you, once it arrives. This policy also applies to our DPD customers.

To avoid missing your parcel, we recommend checking your delivery address is correct before placing the order and once it’s despatched, checking the delivery status via the tracking number.

When we receive a returned parcel, we will always endeavour to contact the customer and offer redelivery. If we do not hear back within 2 weeks of contact, the coffee will be donated.

As all of our coffee is freshly hand roasted to order, we cannot accept returns/exchanges unless specifically requested by our Customer Service team.

 

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

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