The important facts at a glance:
- 100% Yirgacheffe, washed, whole bean, Arabica.
- Single Origin (The raw beans come from a specific geographical region)
- Traditional hand roasting – 18 minutes at max. 200 degrees Celsius
- Ideal as filter coffee such as French Press, hand filter, but also in fully automatic machines
Our Solino Yirgacheffe is characterised by a floral, slightly spicy taste
Solino Yirgacheffe – A real Ethiopian rarity
Solino Yirgacheffe is an Ethiopian speciality coffee grown in the region of the same name in south-western Ethiopia (single origin). The cultivation area lies at an altitude of 1,800 to 2,000 metres. Yirgacheffe is one of the best Arabica beans in the world. This coffee is known for its floral, slightly spicy taste.
Local value creation
After the drum roasting, the coffee is immediately packed in airtight bags and is send to Hamburg by seafreight. The coffee processing in Ethiopia enables the people to benefit from the whole value chain of their coffee. Compared to selling green raw coffee, Ethiopians earn 60% more and qualified manufacturing jobs are created. The greenpeace magazine has called us therefore “fair plus” when we started the project in 2008.
This video from 2016 shows our coffee production in Ethiopia in only 3 minutes (the plantation shown in the video is in Illubabor, not in Harar).
Our fathers kitchen: We support the Ethiopian initiative OurFathersKitchen by donating 1000 meals to disadvantaged children in Addis Ababa for each imported container of coffee. We like this initiative, because 100% of the donated money reaches the children. All employees work voluntarely and there is no administrative cost.