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Coffee Yirgacheffe Chelbesa Heirloom - fully washed



Score 88+

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Tasting note


The aromas are delicate with notes of green tea, butter and bergamot zest.

The cup is just as elegant, with a harmonious blend of jasmine, white peach and green tea. The raspberry and black tea reveal themselves as it cools down and the fine acidity of the clementine is persistent.

A coffee with a silky body and brilliant complexity.

The coffee is roasted for espresso and slow coffee

  • The "espresso roasting" is recommended for the following equipment :

  • The "slow coffee roasting" is recommended for the following equipment :

What is a score?

Our product range is categorised by score: 80+, 85+, 88+ We have the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" to thank for the system of "scores", who defined a very strict ratings protocol to evaluate the quality of speciality coffee. This ratings system enables players within the sector, as well as coffee lovers, to share a common language. Within this tasting protocol, the main criteria for the evaluation of a coffee are noted: odour, aroma, after-taste, acidity, body, harmony, purity...

The final score classifies the coffee within a hierarchy unique to speciality coffee. The coffee must achieve a score of at least 80/100 to be considered a speciality coffee.

A detailed look at the scores attributed to speciality coffee:

Our blends, being mixtures of multiple coffees, are excluded from the rating system, although they are all comprised of speciality coffees.

*The SCAA classifies 90+ coffees as "Outstanding". We consider an 88+ coffee to reflect a quality that is already outstanding, already representing the excellence of the sector. In this regard, it is a Grand Cru.

Sourcing note

In the famous Yirgacheffe terroir, we find here in Chelbesa a beautiful example of coffee grown in the dense vegetation of the forests of Ethiopia. At the station Chelbesa station, the coffee is meticulously "processed" by Snap Specialty coffee. Result, a cup of beauty. 

What is a specialty coffee ?

As its name suggests, specialty coffee brings together specific characters :

  • Care taken in the choice of terroir
  • Rigor in the selection of botanical varieties used
  • Control of cultivation and harvesting methods 
  • Respect of the fermentation, drying and sorting process