Origins Spotlight: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized
Drying beds at Dumerso mill in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia.

Greetings, Ironclad family! As promised, we’re premiering the second of a total of seven new single-origin coffees over the course of a seven-week rollout.

This week, we’re excited to introduce you to an exquisite natural-process coffee from the Dumerso, Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia.

Dumerso mill, and the Yirgacheffe district, are located in the Gedeo region of south-central Ethiopia.

This coffee hails from a mill in Dumerso owned and operated by producer Surafel Birhanu and his family. Surafel’s farm employs over 400 people at harvest time (from October to January), and processes ripe cherries from over 750 local smallholder farms. Drying is done on raised beds in very thin layers, with drying taking between four to six weeks to complete.

Blueberry tasting notes are classic hallmarks of a Yirgacheffe.

Grown at 1,850 meters above sea level, this heirloom coffee has a classic blueberry acidity, with complex aromatics reminiscent of liquorice and sweet spice. This is one of those “fruit bomb” coffees that make us want to try it out with every brew method possible: Chemex, espresso, pour over, batch brew – you name it!

Ironcast #2: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso Natural

We are now offering the Dumerso for purchase online and at our cafe, and intermittently as a Ground Control batch brew and single origin espresso offering. Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of the coffee plant, and Yirgacheffe is one of the most interesting, varied, and consistently high-quality producing regions in the country. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this superb single origin! And keep watching this space, as we’re set to premiere five more specialty coffees in the coming weeks!

For the Ironclad crew,
Ryan

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