Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia was the birth-place of the first wet processing mill. Instead of being picked and dried immediately, wet processing requires thorough washing. The coffee beans soak in giant water vats immediately after they’re picked.
When you hear people rave about coffee from the well-known Yirgacheffe region, they’re mainly referring to washed, or wet process, coffee. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is the coffee that’s delicate, floral, and tea-like, with shimmery citrus notes and a clean, light body.