Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Banko Taratu Natural

Royal Coffee

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Green Coffee

Royal Coffee

Berry bomb alert! This Natural Yirgacheffe from the Banko Taratu washing station is jammy, juicy and chock full of blueberry and blackberry. It's complex and funky with an undercurrent of dark chocolate and a surprisingly...
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Berry bomb alert! This Natural Yirgacheffe from the Banko Taratu washing station is jammy, juicy and chock full of blueberry and blackberry. It's complex and funky with an undercurrent of dark chocolate and a surprisingly clean hibiscus finish.

Arrival Date: February 11th, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Mild acidity with jammy sweetness

Balance & Finish: Complex and funky with a lingering floral finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied, silky

Flavors: Blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate & hibiscus

Grade: Grade 1 grown at 1900-2300 masl

Processing: Natural processed, sun dried on raised beds

Grower: Producers organized around Banko Taratu processing site

Region: Gedeo (Yirgacheffe) Zone

Varietals: Regional landraces and heirloom cultivars

Roasting: Start at City (light) or just in to a rolling first crack and go a bit darker as desired. We find it best not to go any darker than Full City (Medium, after the end of first crack) and most folks will prefer a City + or at the tail end of first crack. Lighter roasts will have abundant berry sweetness and a touch of acidity while medium roasts will accentuate chocolate and earthy tones.

Reminder! This coffee is raw and must be roasted before brewing

Review: "The Banko Taratu processing site receives cherries from farms up to 2300 meters in elevation, some of the highest in Ethiopia, and indeed the world. The site relies on a team of brothers, Seleshi and Degafe Beyene, to manage the cherry collection from all contributing growers, as well as 190 staff members who manage the day-to-day natural processing during harvest. Incoming cherry to the site is inspected upon arrival for uniform ripeness and defect, and then immediately laid out to dry on the site’s raised beds, a process that typically takes 3-4 weeks. Despite being a young company, EDN has already begun investigating novel processing equipment and techniques. The company is experimenting with an electronic color sorter for precise cherry selection, something that has existed as a prototype for a number of years but has yet to really penetrate into the producer industry. In addition, the company is working with honey processing and anaerobic fermentation techniques across their processing sites, continuously chasing a portfolio of coffee profiles they believe will best serve their farmers and help the industry achieve new ideals." - Royal Coffee

Berry bomb alert! What a harvest season Yirgacheffe has had this year. Here we have one of the coveted "berry bombs" that lovers of natural Ethiopian coffee search high and low for. And yes, that includes me. Take a sip and you'll know why! This coffee is bursting with jammy, juicy blueberry and blackberry. There's also a bit of funky depth with warm dark chocolate and just a hint of hibiscus to round out the wild ride. We also noted mild acidity for those that prefer a bit of a muted front end, but you can pull more out with very light roasts if that's what you like. Finally, this cup is fairly clean for a natural. There's much less "earthiness" than we usually detect and finish is lingering with pleasant floral notes.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

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Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

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