A fragrant aroma and distinctive flavors compliment this pungent, medium-bodied coffee.Grown year-round in a region close to Lake Abaya, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is cultivated from wild arabica trees that have been growing in Yirga Cheffe for almost 1,300 years. This biologically pure crop is produced without chemicals and synthetic fertilizers at high altitudes ranging from 6,500 to 7,200 feet. Each tree receives numerous visits by harvesters who hand-pick the fruit because the same tree branch can bear blossoms, green fruit and ripe cherries all at the same time. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is wet processed, which results in higher acidity and a cleaner flavor. Premium lots will offer a charming floral aroma both ground and in the cup.