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Sweetheart Yirgacheffe Reserve

Ethiopia

Sweetheart Yirgacheffe Reserve

Flavors of peach, candied citrus, and rose

This Sweetheart is a collection of coffees from the famed Yirgacheffe area of Ethiopia. We work in the surrounding towns, from Wenago all the way down to Banko Gotiti and in this collection we have included only washed coffees from these areas. These coffees are world renown for their floral quality and elegance. Ethiopia, being the birthplace of coffee, is also known for an exclusive heirloom collection of varietals. These varietals bring forward flavors of stone fruit and candied citrus. Ethiopia Yirgacheffee Reserve is made up of two producer we have been working with for a few years, including coffees from the Banko Dadhato Cooperative and single producer Desta Gola.

Recipes

For espresso we recommend

18g dose, 38-42g yield, 28-32 seconds 

For filter coffee we recommend 

1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or 

1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume 

Grind Guide 

Every grinder is different, this guide will not necessarily give you the best results for you specific grinder. This is a comparative scale intended to help you discover the difference in grind settings for different methods and ultimately the best grind on your grinder. It works on a 1 to 10 scale, if you grinder has 10 grind settings and grinds from turkish (1) to french press (10) then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example if you are brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7) you should start with a grind setting of 21 on your grinder with 30 settings. 

1 finest to 10 coarsest 

1 Turkish

2 Espresso 

3 Moka Pot

4 Aero Press 

5 Hario 

6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip

 7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip 

8 Chemex

9 Cold Brew, Toddy 

10 French Press

Adjusting Grind to Taste

After brewing, taste your coffee, if it is delicious, great news, enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then adjusting your grind can be a great way to improve your brew. 

If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless and have ashy or dry aftertaste you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.  

If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.

For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.