This coffee comes from our washing-station partners at Aricha, which is in the kebele, or village, of Idido, in the woreda, or district, of Yirgacheffe, in the Gedeo Zone. Aricha Mill is among the microregions whose coffee is dynamic, almost tropical-tasting, with a juicy fruit base and a sugary, floral sweetness.
Aricha Mill sits only a few kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe town, but receives coffee from over 700 growers. Much of the reason this lot is so spectacular is a result of the terroir in which it is grown. These hills sit above 1900 meters and have soil that is extremely iron rich, conditions to which the coffee plants are perfectly adapted.