I love how educational this blog can sometimes be; until this morning I had no idea that there was a town in Ethiopia called Yirgacheffe (also spelled Irgachefe) and now I know that it's an important coffee producing centre, thanks to Whittard!
This is their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, a medium roasted coffee with a mid-brown colour to it.
The grounds smell of dark bitter chocolate, with a hint of floral summer fruit underneath. Brewed, the aroma is richer with a surprisingly deep roast to it along with more hints of light raspberry fruit.
The taste, too, is definitely richer than strength 3 may suggest; warm, medium bodied with a distinctly fruity character and a tannic finish strangely reminiscent of good cup of tea!
Unusual but pleasant and easy-drinking, this earns 2 and a half stars.
This review was originally published 14th January, 2013. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.