Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Haru Suke Natural

Mint, guava, apricot, orange
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001766-5
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About This Coffee

Haru Suke is a washing station in the village of Haru, Yirgacheffe. The station is renowned for its excellence, having won the Ethiopia Taste of Harvest competition in 2018 and producing consistently high scoring lots. This is due to the management's highly strict and uncompromising standards including but not limited to: extremely selective handpicking, extra hand sorting and grading, Brix measurement to inform harvest, and measurement of both moisture and water activity after drying.

Haru Suke sits at 1,991masl and processes cherries from 2,820 local smallholder farmers who typically cultivate Jarc sub-varieties 74110, 7412 and 74165 of traditional Ethiopian heirloom varieties on small garden plots around their homes.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Haru, Yirgacheffe
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Haru Suke
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Aricha is located in Yirgacheffe district, Gedeo zone in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.

The local indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.

The Process

Shade grown, ripe cherries are selectively harvested based on Brix readings to ensure optimum ripeness and sugar content. After delivery to the station the cherries are subjected to extremely thorough and careful hand sorting, as well as floatation in clean water to separate less dense, lower quality cherries.

The selected cherries are then dried on raised African beds for 15-18 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process; covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Moisture and water activity are measured throughout and these readings dictate when the drying process is completed. At this point the coffee is rested for around 1 month, then milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.



  • Subregion Haru, Yirgacheffe
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Haru Suke
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
  • Min Growing Altitude 1950m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £11.95
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001766-5
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk