Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeb Zelelu Ararso Organic Natural

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This year's crop coffee from the distinctive Gedeb district of Yirgacheffe has been extremely competitive, but a few coffees stand out among the crowd. This single farm Grade 1 offering from Zelelu Ararso is chock...
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This year's crop coffee from the distinctive Gedeb district of Yirgacheffe has been extremely competitive, but a few coffees stand out among the crowd. This single farm Grade 1 offering from Zelelu Ararso is chock full of blueberry and blackberry syrup with a touch of grape and bittersweet chocolate. 

Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, super juicy and sweet

Balance & Finish: Complex with a lingering chocolatey finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied and syrupy

Flavors: Blueberry, blackberry, grape and bittersweet chocolate

Grade: Grade 1, grown at 1800-2100 masl

Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried on raised beds

Grower: Zelelu Ararso

Region: Gedeb District, Gedeo (Yirgacheffe) Zone

Certifications: Organic

Varietals: Indigenous 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.

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

Review: "Zelelu Ararso, at 58 years, is a returning participant farmer and an important figure in the Single Farmer Lots Program. This year we’re thrilled to have a naturally processed lot, fully sundried by the Addis Ketema cooperative, of which Zelelu is a member. Addis Ketema, and Zelelu’s home, are found in the Wenago district of the coveted Gedeo Zone. Zelelu is an accomplished individual, even by the standards of Gedeo, whose dense farming and processing landscape has a reputation for competitive farmers. He has earned model farming awards at local and state levels for working with the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) to pioneer single farmer exports; the efforts of which helped like-minded farmers throughout Yirgacheffe’s union achieve direct sale and see their coffees priced and roasted with just about unprecedented transparency." - Royal Coffee

The Gedeo region, also known by it's largest city, Yirgacheffe, has become one of the most competitive coffee markets in the world. Throw a rock in Gedeo and you'll hit a world class coffee farm. But every harvest a few farmers manage to eek out ahead of the competition. And in this season, Zelelu Ararso's crop was simply stellar. It's everything you want from a natural processed Yirgacheffe: bursting with blueberry and blackberry sweetness, accompanied by red grape and bittersweet chocolate. What really stuck out to me was how syrupy it was, almost jammy. It's uncommon to find a Yirgacheffe with this much mouthfeel!

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.

Other Items

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.

Shipping

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.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.

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