yirgacheffe Ethiopia



Light Roast

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yirgacheffe, ethiopia

From the birthplace of Arabica coffee – Ethiopia – comes a particularly captivating organic, speciality coffee. Zesty and refreshing. A floral aroma. Tones of sweet lemons. Delicious. Grown by smallholder farmers in the Yirgacheffe wetlands, our partners since 2003.

Certified Organic

GB-ORG-05 Non EU Agriculture


konga cooperative, yirga cheffe, Ethiopia

'The birthplace of coffee'
Ethiopia is the birthplace of Arabica coffee, where the tree and the rejuvenating properties of its berries were first noted.  

The country has five main growing areas which produces a range of coffees with an incredible diversity of flavour profiles unmatched by any other single country.
Ethiopia and the Yirgacheffe district in particular, produce some of the most exotic coffees in Africa.

In Yirga Cheffe (translates to "Wet Lands") the coffee is distinctive with multilayered complexity and elegance. In this area, most coffee is grown on the family plot (homesteads) just outside their thatched-leaved home as "garden coffee"; intercropped amongst staple vegetables and False Banana, planted together under the canopy of the coffee trees. Some is harvested wild from the forest.

Our selection is grown by the 2,000 smallholder farmers who comprise the Konga Co-operative.
Their small plots of land are spread over the beautifully lush Yirgacheffe countryside, at an altitude of some 6,000 feet. When this exceptional topography is combined with traditional farming practices – you couldn’t wish for more perfect growing conditions for extraordinary quality coffee.

Delivery Information for this product


We aim to despatch all orders within 2 working days of receiving them. During peak mail order periods (for instance, Christmas or other promotional activities), this timeframe may be extended slightly, although every effort will be made to despatch your order as soon as possible. 

All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can despatch your order



Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £15 (before delivery) or over 2KG in weight, delivery is FREE


Convenient Delivery packaging

In an effort to reduce wasteful packaging and also make delivery more convenient for you. If your order is 2 x 200g bags of coffee or less your delivery will be sent in a box designed to fit through your letterbox. So you no longer need to wait in for your Union Coffee delivery.
N.B not all letterboxes are made equal. Our boxes are designed to meet the Royal Mail letterbox guidelines, sadly this doesn't cover all letterboxes. We've discovered that older houses can often have unusual dimensions and the box may not fit through.


Our Couriers

For all 1 & 2 x 200g Coffee Orders your delivery will be sent First Class Royal Mail
For all Orders of 3 x 200g, 1kg, accessories and gifts are sent recorded delivery via DPD



We are happy to deliver to international addresses. Orders need to be placed with a valid postcode/zipcode to allow our couriers to locate and quote for correct shipping cost.

2018 prices up to 2kg

  Europe * International Zone 1 * International Zone 2 *
0 – 1000g             7.85 1305 18.50
1001g – 1500g             12.55 22.00 24.45
1501g – 2000g 23.00 50.00 70.00

For country zone list please click here.

If you would rather order by phone, please call the Roastery on +44 20 7474 8990 and we will happily take your order and quote for shipping if relevant.

Where goods are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.
Re-orders of previous shipments can be done easily through the 'my account' section of the website. If one or more products is out of stock, the re-order link will not be visible. Please check individual products required, or select alternatives.

Our online shop no longer has a minimum transaction value.

Returns and refunds

If you are unsatisfied with the contents of your despatch you must contact us, either by telephone or email within 24 hours of receipt to inform us of your issue.

Union Hand-Roasted does not refund or exchange coffees, teas etc. if ordered incorrectly through our website.