This week, we present another one of our fantastic Single-Origin beans: the small and mighty Ethiopia - Yirgacheffe. What might look delicate in demeanor, this bean packs a flavorful punch. An exemplary “Conscientious Coffee” according to the Bump ‘n Grind standards, we are proud to feature this lightly-roasted, naturally-processed coffee as a Single-Origin coffee for our drinkers, subscribers, and patrons!
The Ethiopia- Yirgacheffe coffee is a bright representation of how coffee can be both a complex flavor, as well as a socially-impactful resource for small and marginalized communities. We recommend enjoying this bean in a pour-over fashion, using water slightly-below boiling. When finely-ground, and measured at a ratio of about 25grams of coffee to 300grams of water, drinkers can expect a dried fruit-forward cup with a buttery and dark chocolate finish. For some, this evokes a nostalgia of youthful days at the movies enjoying Raisinets and Popcorn. Our roasting team is proud of how they were able to highlight the slightly-tart coffee berry taste that is a distinct signature of the Ethiopian natural process. This method leaves the beans unsheathed in the berries at harvest, left to dry in the sun and absorb all the natural flavors of the fruit.
THE YCFCU works closely with the Dignity for All (D4A) Impact Program in partnership with Fair Trade Africa (FTA). This is a four-year (2018-2021) Program funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland. Underpinned by the Fairtrade Theory of Change (ToC), the MFA Impact Program seeks "justice and fairness through exercising rights and freedoms, empowerment through strengthening the assets and capabilities of the most marginalized farmers and workers, and the attainment of sustainable livelihoods through building resilient agro-based trade systems and societies. The program is aimed at capturing and assessing simultaneous change in four areas (spheres of change): small producer & worker organizations; supply chain business practices; consumer behavior; and civil society action."
Bump ‘n Grind is excited to be bringing this excellent coffee to the Washington, DC metro area. Customers can find a 12oz bag of beans at our weekend Pop-up at the Roastery in Kensington, through our Single-Origin Subscriptions, and at the Silver Spring Library!