This lot is comprised of indigenous Ethiopian varieties grown by smallholders in the Gedeo Zone, whose hallmark floral aromatics, pronounced stone fruit flavors, and relentless sweetness have made the Yirgacheffe name famous. It was processed with meticulous care by the Adinew family at the Metad washing station in Gedeb.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Ethiopia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety mixed indigenous

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Elevation Range 1900-2100 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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Origin Story

Ethiopia Metad Chelchele Washed

Ethiopia's landscapes, quite literally, were made for growing coffee. After all, it is the birthplace of coffee. So it should come as no surprise that the country of more than 100 million people continues to be the source of the world's most extraordinary coffees-coffees that taste unlike anything else on Earth. 

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    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

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    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.