All coffees produced in the Gedeo zone in southern Ethiopia are labeled Yirgacheffe, which is a sub-region of the area. These coffees are characterized by endemic coffee varieties, low production volume, and high quality. Indeed, what distinct Gedeo from other regions is that an agroforestry system is used in order to make the land used more profitable. In this sustainable system, each plant occupies a distinct layer of vertical space in order to allow the most interaction between each plant, but also between the fauna and flora.
This delicate coffee is distinguishable by its lively acidity and pleasant sweetness to counterbalance it. Being a Yirgacheffe, it has aromas similar to it; peach, cinnamon, honey, rose, orange, caramel, allspice. All the factors are present to make this cup of coffee a memorable experience. As for the botanical variety, the beans are qualified as indigenous varieties since most of the coffee trees that grow in Ethiopia are crosses between several varieties. Very little research has been done to identify them.