There are so many wonderful stories about coffee and Egyptian culture. The great part is that I have been blessed to meet with a group that studies all of these fascinating facts. I now have articles, books, and blogs that are solid references for study.
Although I cannot yet speak authoritatively about the history, I can tell you some great things about our beans. Yirgacheffe is a small region where beans thrive. The plants grow naturally because of the region's elevations, soil, and thick vegetation. A tropical climate with moderate seasons is a coffee plants happy place. This allows for natural processing. Since the climate is ideal, Yirgacheffe plants can be harvested without chemicals.
Naturally processed beans have a heavy fruit and wine flavor. They may have hints of cherry, grape, lime, and peach. Their natural process gives them an earthy taste. The beans make a delicious light or medium-roast with distinctive floral notes. I have found Yirgacheff to be a mellow coffee with a mild body. The taste is clean, vibrant, and sometimes even coconutty.
After tasting the Yirgacheffe in a french press, pour-over, percolator, and dare I say automatic drip coffee...I don't think anyone of them is wrong. The pour-over tends to bring out the lemon acidity making it a sweeter coffee. Personal favorite although a group of our testers liked the French Press a little better. You will have to experiment for yourself to see!
Our beans are roasted when we have orders for them. Each order will be shipped after a minimum of 48 hours from receiving the order. We keep things fresh around here.