Meticulous processing results in clean, intense flavors. To show appreciation for this work, we pay sorters twice the average wage and keeps wages timely and consistent despite a fluctuating coffee market. Workers say the extra income helps them support their communities and send their children to school, highlighting the importance of specialty coffee premiums and direct trading practices.
The coffee-growing region of Yirgacheffe is small but fertile, producing some of the world’s most well-known beans. Our patented YirgZ takes the classic Yirgacheffe taste profile to the next level by ensuring zero defects. To accomplish this, the coffee is rigorously sorted in a process that includes mechanical sorting by size and density, then careful hand sorting that takes three times longer than conventional coffee.