Badger & Dodo: {Africa} Ethiopia: Operation Cherry Red Yirgacheffe

By: Badger And Dodo  05/12/2011
Keywords: coffee, Origin Coffee

Since we began roasting in Ireland in 2008 we have always used Yirgacheffe. And we always will. We are a massive fan. We started buying in 60kg jute bags, then moved to 60kg Grainpro bags and now, the ultimate, vacuum packed in 20kg bags … this is Operation Cherry Red.

Being Ethiopian this is a single origin coffee – we know the country and the region, but not the estate. The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange makes it harder to locate providence. We also pay more to go through a broker who stores all coffee in transit in humidity controlled warehouses AND vacuum packed in 20kg bags. This coffee is certified as grade 2 – in this case not grade 1 due to it’s screen size, not due to defect.

I had always aimed for a light roast but I couldn’t help developing it in the roaster a little longer to get that sweet orange and more of an even roast. I still drop well before the start of the 2nd crack but with a little sweetness and a more even roast I think it’s just perfect.

Keywords: coffee, Origin Coffee

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