Origin: Zone - Jimma, Woreda - Agaro Gera, Union - Kata Muduga, Washing Station - Yukro
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Sourced by: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
I’m obsessed with citrusy baked goods. Ask any member of my family, and they’ll confidently tell you that key lime pie is my favorite dessert, closely followed by lemon bars and then lemon anything, really. I lived in Madison, Wisconsin for two years and was very fortunate to frequent Batch Bakehouse, the top spot for baked goods, probably the best I’ve ever had. Plain and simply, Yukro tastes like eating their lemon pound cake: top-tier, zesty and buttery. It was love at first sip.
My closest coffee advisor (my Mom…) often berates me for my propensity for floral and fruity coffees (“I don’t want mangos in my coffee, Danny!”), so she, like many coffee traditionalists, was skeptical when I asked her to sample this Ethiopian (“Why would you want your coffee to taste like tea, Danny!”). Lo and behold, she instantly fell for the citrus-butter-crust synergy of this coffee, noting its approachability and toffee sweetness. Direct quote: “I could get used to this!” OPA! We have a winner, folks.
Yukro is like a delightfully balanced carrot cake: candied ginger zing, paired with a rich buttercream. I can’t wait for you to dig in.