Fragrant and floral with notes of grape, lemon and ginger, the Yirgacheffe is one of the most prized East African coffees. When roasted to a medium-dark level, it has a delicate body and lingering finish.
This fair trade organic coffee is sourced from family-owned farms located in the Wenago district within the Ethiopian Gedeo Zone. The cooperative currently has over 500 members and in 2011, joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.
Grounds for Change is Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life standard, Organic Certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and grown in shaded conditions by small farmer cooperatives. In addition, the complete carbon footprint (from crop to cup) for our coffee has been offset with tree planting, which qualifies it as a Carbon Free Certified product by CarbonFund.org. All of our coffee is roasted to order and shipped fresh daily. We package in air-tight, foil-lined bags with one-way degassing valves to preserve freshness.