Browning Sugars, Black Tea and Orchid

Ethiopia Yukro

Yukro joins our menu for the second time in as many harvests. Its addition highlights the diversity of Ethiopia’s growing regions. Yukro is located in Ethiopia’s western region of Jimma. Though situated in the remote west, Yukro is a strongly supported cooperative due to the investment of an international non-profit, TechnoServe. TechnoServe’s mission is to support impoverished agricultural communities by providing operation advise and consistent funding. In the case of Yukro, TechnoServe has aided quality through the hiring of agronomists and cooperative management. Though TechnoServe is no longer actively involved in the management of Yukro, the management structure, equipment and many of the people put in place by the non-profit remain. Yukro shines in the cup: heavily sugared flavors accented by orchid and black tea are in harmonious balance.