ETHIOPIA: YIRGACHEFFEE ADADO
Named after the local tribe, Adado is a beautiful example of a washed Ethiopian from this region.
Region: Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 2000-2350 meters above sea level
A vibrant and floral washed Ethiopian with flavours of Creamy Peach , Bergamot & Jasmine, with a lime zest finish and sparkling complex acidity.
The ETHIOPIA: YIRGACHEFFEE ADADO : Adado is an area close to the town of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo zone of Southern Ethiopia. It is named after the Adado tribe, and has some of the highest coffee growing coffee in the country, ranging between 2000 and 2350 masl. It is estimated that there are approximately 7000 producers in this area, who deliver cherry to 8 washing stations, which in turn produce between 20 and 30 containers of coffee for export each year.
Yirgacheﬀe is both a town and grade of coﬀee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in Southern Ethiopia. More than any other country, Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coﬀee varieties. Hierloom varietals are a wild and mysterious mixture of indigenous wildflower varieties, and each zone or village has its own flavour profile, shaped over many years according to growing conditions such as soil and elevation and climate. These profiles form the grading system for Ethiopian coﬀees e.g. Sidamo, Harrar, Limu, Djimmah etc. It is widely argued that a Yirgacheﬀe grade coﬀee can oﬀer one of the most distinctive ﬂavour proﬁles in the world, with pungent ﬂoral aroma and intense citrus ﬂavour.
The fact that Coffee is native to Ethiopia is indisputable and this becomes clear when one walks into the famous forest coffee plantations. Growing happily amongst the native forest are the healthiest and happiest coffee trees you’ll see anywhere in the world. There are many contributing factors to the uniqueness of Ethiopian coffee from the growing systems to the diversity of varieties. The result is a country filled with coffee that is some of the best quality in the world.