Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
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Green Mountain Coffee®

Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is prized by connoisseurs for its delicate fragrance of orange blossoms, with an elegantly sweet and clean finish.

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Size: 10oz Bag

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Tasting Notes

Ethiopia is the historic origin of coffee, and even today the breadth of its flavor experience is profound. Yirgacheffe charms you, with its high citrus notes and its deep bass foundations; its sensual wisp of flowers and its round body. A cafetière of Yirgacheffe is a treat for the soul.

Flavor Chart

Rating: 94 Points (out of 100)
Coffee Review 94 pointsIntensely aromatic yet finely balanced. The rich aroma is dominated by a pungent cedar sensation with backgrounded caramelly chocolate sweetness and a hint of flowers. The chocolaty fruit and night floral notes move lushly forward in the cup, persisting into the finish. Soft acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel.
— Ken Davids, CoffeeReview.com, November 2009
The Connoisseur's Choice
"Perhaps it's because coffee has been cultivated in Ethiopia longer than anywhere else on earth, and has so much genetic variety to choose from. Whatever the reason, Ethiopian coffees are vibrant and intensely aromatic as a rule ... and ours is exemplary."
— Doug Cadmus, Webmaster

About Green Mountain Coffee®

 

 

A great tasting cup of coffee can give you a whole new perspective. It's a moment to pause, reflect, and reprioritize. That moment is what inspires us to make coffee that benefits everyone it touches. From carefully sourcing and roasting the highest quality beans, to supporting small farms and protecting the environment, we focus on what's important.

That's why we at Green Mountain Coffee® believe a good cup of coffee can change your day... but a great cup of coffee can help change the world.

Notes From Origin

It is perfectly logical to us that the birthplace of civilization is also the birthplace of coffee. This particular coffee comes from the Oromio cooperative in Ethiopia, and for the last two years our Coffee Department, and other coffee fanatics within our circle, have considered this our finest green coffee. We roast it with a delicacy that hides none of its charm.

Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe comes from the Sidamo region in Eastern Ethiopia, southeast from the Gulf of Aden. Approximately 12 million Ethiopians find their livelihood in the coffee industry, and while Ethiopia exports around 60 percent of its coffee, the drink has deep domestic significance for the country. In fact, many Ethiopians practice a traditional ceremony around coffee.

Not surprisingly, the ceremony is quite social. It is used to welcome guests into one’s home. Traditionally, the coffee ceremony involves drinking the brew either salted, or mixed with butter. However you take your coffee, the Ethiopian bean is a quintessential coffee experience from a quintessential land.

We buy Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU). The care this co-op takes with this organic, Fair Trade coffee is reflected in its superb quality. In 2003 the Specialty Coffee Association of America awarded OCFCU’s coffee third place in their cupping trials.

But being a member of this cooperative also means significant advantages for farmers and their families. The money that OCFCU has earned through its Fair Trade coffee sales has allowed this co-op to expand and improve their coffee processing facilities. Farmers and their families are able to improve their quality of life with new homes, nutritious food, and education for their children, and growing coffee organically allows farmers to keep their local environment clean and pure.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Green Mountain Coffee10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
 
5.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth taste (24)
  • Pleasing aroma (16)
  • Attractive mouthfeel/body (12)
  • Exceptional/interesting flavor (12)
  • Not bitter (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (10)
    • Automatic drip/filter (10)
    • Morning (4)
    • Gifts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (11), Average joe (8), Coffee connoisseur (8), Foodie (7), Socially/environmentally conscious (5)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    5.0

    Great anytime coffee

    By CoffeeManDan

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Average Joe, Coffee Connoisseur

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
    • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
    • Not Bitter
    • Pleasing Aroma
    • Pleasing Roast
    • Smooth Taste

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automatic Drip/Filter
      • French Press

      Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

      This is my favorite coffee by far. I ordered this randomly as I was trying different coffee roasts/flavors and fell in love with it. It has made its way into my rotation of coffees. It's a light roast so I find it best used in a French Press but medium grind into a auto-drip works well too.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new favorite

      By Paige

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Average Joe, Foodie, Health Conscious

      Pros

      • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
      • Balanced Acidity
      • Pleasing Aroma
      • Smooth Taste

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automatic Drip/Filter
        • Gifts

        Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

        I ordered the whole beans on accident (the second time I've done this), so I just bought a grinder and brewed my first self grinded cup of coffee a few weeks ago. Best mistake I've made in a while.

        This coffee has such a smooth, warm flavor with no bitter aftertaste. I wouldn't call my palate sophisticated, but the fruitiness comes through without being overpowering. This is good for anyone who likes stronger coffee with full flavor. I'll keep this variety in my rotation.

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        5.0

        Unbelievable flavor and aroma, love it

        By Ta the thinker

        from South Florida

        About Me Average Joe, Rookie Coffee Taster

        Pros

        • Balanced Acidity
        • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
        • Not Bitter
        • Pleasing Aroma
        • Pleasing Roast
        • Smooth Taste
        • Smooth Taste'

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automatic Drip/Filter
          • Gifts

          Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

          This product is so wonderful, I've shared it with my sister (a true coffee hound) and my neighbors. They all love it as much as I do. I've got to have more. I never thought I would be attracted to coffee, but this is so good I have to have it. So glad I tried it.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best coffee of all

          By PENNYH

          from SHERIDAN,AR.

          About Me Average Joe, Health Conscious

          Pros

          • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
          • Balanced Acidity
          • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
          • Pleasing Aroma
          • Pleasing Roast
          • Smooth Taste

          Cons

          • Not Grounded Anymore

          Best Uses

          • Automatic Drip/Filter

          Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

          I LOVE THIS COFFEE BUT I HAD TO BUY A GRINDER SINCE YOU HAVE BEANS ONLY. PLEASE BRING BACK THE GROUNDED. I USE IN AUTOMATIC DRIP/FILTER.THIS COFFEE SMELLS AND TASTE GREAT. ALL MY FRIENDS LOVE IT.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite coffee

          By Arabians

          from Lockhart, TX

          About Me Coffee Connoisseur, Foodie, Health Conscious, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

          Pros

          • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
          • Balanced Acidity
          • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
          • Not Bitter
          • Pleasing Aroma
          • Pleasing Roast
          • Smooth Taste

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automatic Drip/Filter
            • Gifts

            Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

            This is my favorite coffee ever! The flavor is completely wonderful-rich, no bitterness and the aftertaste is so pleasant. It's a great morning coffee and I have this as I sit on my bench and enjoy watching my horses frolic in the morning coolness. I use the whole beans and the aroma when it's grinding is amazing! I can't think of a thing that's "not so great" except that I always seem to run out of it before my next delivery.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent!

            By Geof

            from DFW

            About Me Average Joe, Foodie

            Pros

            • Balanced Acidity
            • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
            • Not Bitter
            • Pleasing Aroma
            • Smooth Taste

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

                While I haven't had the Green Mountain roast, I can say that Ethiopian Yigacheffe is the best cup of coffee I have ever had -- experienced by a couple of different roasters. I am essentially writing this review as a petition of sorts for GMC to offer this variety in K-Cups.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite everyday coffee!

                By swaypray

                from Lake Wales, FL

                About Me Coffee Connoisseur, Health Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
                • Balanced Acidity
                • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
                • Not Bitter
                • Pleasing Aroma
                • Pleasing Roast
                • Smooth Taste

                Cons

                • Not available in K-Cups

                Best Uses

                • Percolator

                Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

                I especially enjoy percolated coffee in the morning, and this one is perfect. Smooth and flavorful with a most pleasing aroma. Would love to see this in K-cups.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This coffee is superlative.

                By Chuck the Sicilian

                from Cleveland, Ohio

                About Me Average Joe, Health Conscious, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

                Pros

                • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
                • Balanced Acidity
                • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
                • Not Bitter
                • Pleasing Aroma
                • Pleasing Roast
                • Smooth Taste

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automatic Drip/Filter

                  Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

                  Without question, this coffee is the most flavorful and satisfying I've ever drunk.
                  Grinding and brewing the beans, as well as sipping it fresh from my favorite mug in the morning, pleased and rejuvenated me, and always started my day on a bright note. I've tried many other decent coffees, but I never knew how much flavor, taste, and deep satisfaction there was in a coffee bean until I discovered Green Mountain's Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely!

                  By Jamie

                  from TX

                  About Me Coffee Lover, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
                  • Not Bitter
                  • Pleasing Aroma
                  • Smooth Taste

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Single-Cup/Pods

                    Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

                    This is my favourite coffee. I bought it after reading the review on Coffee Review. It has a very smooth taste with a full body. I use this coffee with the My KCup accessory. I fill the coffee up to the top line and enjoy. I only drink this coffee black. I love that it's organic and FT. I plan to buy this over and over again.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great flavor, aroma, and very smooth

                    By iwantbackinside

                    from Holly Springs, NC

                    About Me Average Joe, Coffee Connoisseur, Foodie

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
                    • Not Bitter
                    • Pleasing Aroma
                    • Pleasing Roast
                    • Smooth Taste

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Automatic Drip/Filter

                      Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz FTO Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:

                      I first tasted this coffee last Christmas after receiving the Organic Sampler from my wife. This was my favorite in the pack. I was very surprised at how great the flavor was considering it is a light roast. The smell was engaging after opening the back and while grinding. You can really smell the orange blossoms, but it's not overpowering. I especially love how smooth this coffee is, I could drink it all day. Sometimes you just need something flavorful without too much bite and this is the perfect match for that. It definitely earns its rating. Highly recommended!

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