Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi saw his goats eating a mysterious berry. The goats were filled with joy and energy. Kaldi then took the cherry-red berries that contain the coffee bean and tried them for himself and it had a similar effect. Thus began the origins of coffee.
This rare ZERO Defect coffee is from the town of Yirgacheffe which is the most famous coffee origin in the world and known for producing some of the world’s most well-known beans. This is a patented coffee which takes the traditional Yirgacheffe taste to the next level by ensuring zero defects. This coffee goes through a rigorous sorting process that takes three times longer than conventional coffee. At Rx Coffee we believe in sourcing our coffee through fair trade practices to help support local communities. The workers who help produce this coffee are paid twice the average wages of other workers in the area. The extra income helps support the local community and to ensure they have enough money to send their kids to school.
Ethiopia has something to the tune of 3,000 to 5,000 different genetic variations of coffee. In contrast there are only about 30 found in the rest of the world. The most famous coffee growing areas in Ethiopia are the town of Yirgacheffee and Siadma or Sidamo, which is a province in Southern Ethiopia. The coffees are diverse in profile and have intense and extravagant aromatic profiles that range from a variety of floral tastes to lemon, chocolate, and fruitiness.