A very special gift for those who really appreciate a good cup of java. Pierre Richard starts with small-scale farmers of Africa, Asia, Central and South America and then takes freshness and small-batch roasting to the extreme. The result: the highest standards in freshness and unsurpassed quality.
This gift from Happy Goat Coffee Company includes a 1/2 lb (228 g) bag of whole bean Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.