Ethiopia, well known as the place where the coffee was born, is the region where the coffee plantations grow wild throughout the lush, green highlands. And Yirgacheffe is home to the most elusive and complex profiles Ethiopia has to offer. That is the main reason why this small zone has profiled itself so well within the global coffee market. Since millenniums the coffee varietals have been cultivated and enjoyed at this place – long time before there was such a thing as a wet processing mill.
Creation of the Italian coffee master and barista teacher – Paolo Scimone, the blend for this limited Baristo coffee Special Selection consists of 100% Arabica varieties.
There’s a rule that before starting an auction for each specific variety, the buyers are checking the quality of the coffee by degustation of green coffee, the process is called “cupping”.
Natural processing, where the freshly-picked beans are spread out to dry in the sun, is the most common way of processing coffee. And many locals pick their own coffee beans from wild plants and put them out in their backyards to dry.
Baristo Specialty Coffee Selection Yirgacheffe by Paolo Scimone beans is proceed exactly by this natural way, which in combination with light roasting results in medium coffee density with notes of cherry liqueur, red grapes and dark chocolate.