Another top-quality offering from Ethiopia! This Yirgacheffe demonstrates in the cup how pleasurable a washed, sun-dried Ethiopian coffee can be. The full pedigree is Yirgacheffe Banko Dhadhato Lot 2. This coffee hails from the mountainous region surrounding the town of Banko Dhadhato, located in the coffee region of Yirgacheffee in the Gedeo Zone of the Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State of Ethiopia. 177 family owned farms are organized under the Banko Dhadhato Cooperative. “Banko” means something akin to “high place” in the local Gedeo language, the name is a reference to a high ridge which bisects the area. This delivery exemplifies all that we love in Gedeo: juicy peach and lemon predominate, complicated by verbena and bergamot. This is a coffee for those with a sweet tooth. Their small family-owned plots are located at high elevations between 5,700 and 7,500 feet. Cultivating indigenous heirloom trees using organic growing practices, their efforts have enabled the cooperative Fair Trade certifications. Fair Trade certification ensures medical and educational services to the members and sustainable growing methods for the environment. Wisp away to the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Mendero Mountains with each delightful sip.