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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee

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Origin: Ethiopia, Africa
Body: Medium-bodied
Roast: Medium Roast (3)
Summary of taste: Sweet, fruity and floral
Whittard recommends: Using a filter, cafetière or pour over and enjoying black
When to drink: Throughout the day

The deliciously floral taste of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee instantly brings to mind the lush rolling hills in South West Ethiopia where the beans are grown. The coffee has a unique silky smooth sweetness that makes it hard to resist.

It is not surprising that such a great coffee should come from so close to the original home of the Arabica coffee bean. Still grown using traditional methods, the coffee beans are wet processed. The result is the distinctly clean floral flavour with complex zesty notes that give this coffee a refinement normally associated with tea. A three star gold winner in the Great Taste Awards 2012, the judges described it as having "Good Yirgacheffe fruit. Great peach flavour".

Ranked as one of the finest coffees in the world, Yirgacheffe is definitely a coffee of distinction. Its alluring sweetness makes it perfect for drinking at any time of the day. Serve it black to fully appreciate the complex nuances of this sophisticated bean.

For the freshest and best tasting coffee, please consume within 4 weeks.


Pure arabica beans from the south west of Ethiopia. Packed in an environment where nuts are handled.

Brew a Perfect Cup

Follow the manufacturer's equipment instructions Always use fresh water. Use water just off the boil so you don't scald the coffee. Do not re-heat brewed coffee.

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Average customer rating based on 6 reviews

This coffee should NEVER be prepared using an espresso machine (see review 3), but instead with e.g. a stove-top coffee maker, a cafetiere, or ordinary coffee maker. Only then can the true taste be discovered.

Posted by Lavina Snoek (17th March 2013)


Like the title says, I found this coffee smooth, sweet and earthy. Brewed for 4 minutes using a coffee ratio of 60g/1 litre it came out lovely - medium bodied, not in the least bitter with a subtle smokey/sweet earthiness not unlike beetroot. Great everyday coffee, very nice in the evening after work!

Posted by Cara (1st December 2012)


Really smooth and has a gorgeous taste!

Posted by Sarah Hedley (19th November 2012)


Just attempted to make a lungo, then an espresso with this after buying a selection of different beans last weekend. Changed the grind & strength a few times & couldn't get it tasting even remotely coffee like. Tasted like i'd imagine the soil to taste after a cat has done it's business. Have put the rest of the beans in the bin. AWFUL

Posted by S.Rogowski (13th July 2012)


This is one of my favourite medium roast! its very smooth and silky. I find it best with quite a bit of mik with it it adds to the texture! if you havent tried it before then i highly suggest that you go out and get some!

Posted by Emyr Williams (14th March 2012)

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