ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE IDIDO
Tastes Like: Tropical Fruit, Sugar Cane, Clean Finish
Idido is a private washing station located just north of the town of Yirga Chefe, in the heart of the coveted Gedeo Zone—the narrow section of highland plateau dense with savvy farmers and fiercely competitive processors whose coffee is known the world over as “Yirgacheffe”. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. As a coffee terroir, Yirgacheffe has for decades been considered a benchmark for beauty and complexity in arabica coffee—known for being beguilingly ornate and jasmine-like when fully washed, and seductively punchy and sweet when sundried--and hardly requires an introduction.
The Idido station is privately-owned and not affiliated with the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). It was established in 1998 and has been owned and operated by Ranger Industry and Trading PLC since 2017. Idido’s contributing farmers number over 800, and average about four acres of farmland each. Their fully washed lots are floral and brisk, the result of careful fermenting, sorting, and drying routines executed to perfection throughout the dramatic temperature fluctuations of Yirgacheffe’s unique high-elevation climate.
Roast Level: Light/Medium