Syrupy, sweet, bold, toasty: Lighthouse’s Ethiopia Yirgacheffe is the complete package. It’s as sophisticated as a dark roast, as distinctive as a single origin, and full of old-school Seattle coffee mojo. At first sip, you’ll taste bold, smoky sugars and dark molasses, with just a subtle hint of florals and wine-like fruit: Ethiopia’s classic flavor profile. As the cup cools, the berry notes emerge, tempered by a smooth caramel body. You’ll love this darker take on East Africa’s most highly-desired bean.
Ed Leebrick, owner and head roaster at Lighthouse, is a coffee legend. He’s personally trained many of the top roasters in Seattle and Portland, and everyone in the local coffee scene has a story about how Ed inspired their work. Lighthouse Roasters is one of the oldest continuously operating cafes in Seattle, located in the same spot since the early 90s, and still slinging their darker, traditionally-roasted coffees to our caffeine-loving city. From the very beginning, Lighthouse's commitment to the craft of coffee roasting has earned them a loyal, ever-growing fan base. We couldn’t begin to curate the best of Seattle’s roasting community without Lighthouse, and their bold, flavorful coffees.
Ethiopian beans have always carried a classic, exotic appeal, and their deep, complex flavors are perfectly suited to a darker profile. During the 80s and early 90s, roasts like these taught an entire generation how to love coffee! Reserve a bag of Lighthouse’s rich, satisfying Ethiopian Yirgacheffe today, and enjoy a darker twist on one of coffee’s most beloved origins. Like a true Lighthouse, it’s sure to shine a beacon of light through even the foggiest morning.
Available while supplies last, whole bean and freshly-ground.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ The aroma itself was intoxicating and the flavor was an amazing start to our day!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ So far we've found you can never go wrong with an Ethiopian coffee. Wish i had the patience for chemex and pour over because i feel like that is where these shine most, but still holds well as french press.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Great coffee, slightly darker than I expected, but a very tasty surprise. Ethiopia roasted on the darker side can be really nice twisted from the more common light roast.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Didnt get any burnt sugar flavor but overall a good flavor|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Ethiopian coffee is one of my faves. This one did not disappoint.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ i was hesitant with the "floral" descriptor but this blend produced a really good cup of coffee.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Great with a hearty breakfast of toast eggs and bacon even better when shared if your a slow drinker like me even as it chills to room temp its still amazing.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ An enjoyable cup of coffee brewed with a french press. A bit too earthy and not quite as bold as I would like but a solid cup nonetheless.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ It is very bold, but a little too acidic for me. The flavor is nice up front, but doesn't last.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ A lovely, fragrant roast. Rich, and has a nice color. I prefer a lighter roast, but this was an enjoyable cup of coffee.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Fairly dark but with very good complex flavor. Typically enjoy lighter roast but this is a flavorful African coffee. Lighthouse roaster does a very good job with their roasts. Would recommend this coffee to anyone.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ We liked this one a lot! It had a nice strong taste and flavor. Would purchase again :)|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This is hands down my favorite company to get coffee from. My wife and I have enjoyed everything we have received from Lighthouse Roasters and this one did not disappoint. Brewed with a french press and great flavor true to tasting profile.|
Joseph D. Gordon
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This is a "half" review. I always eat one bean. I loved it, packed with dark flavor. Then I ground them -and dropped the grounds all over the counter! Total morning failure, scooped up what I could and made one cup of coffee. Dark, burned flavor. Not bad, except for my clumsiness.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This is an amazing coffee. I highly recommend that your try this using a french press. You don’t want to filter out the amazing flavors that this coffee has to offer. I usually prefer blends, but this is a great single origin option. Perfectly roasted and amazingly flavorful.|
ISABELLE M OUTZEN
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Slightly darker than advertised, with a dominant smokey tobacco flavor that overpowers the floral notes. The burnt sugar complemented it nicely though.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ 4.1 / 5: Thick - tastes like waiting for the bus on a crisp november morning. Strong on the tongue, but weak aftertaste. Notes of molasses and a light hint of blueberry - strangely astringent.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Great roast, just a little bit dark and smoky but not overwhelming - keeping it closer to a medium roast. YUM|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ very smokey tasting with a hint of sweet and fruit. i liked it.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Dude, this stuff was GREAT. It was a medium-dark roast, yes it was a little sweet but not overpowering like some of the coffee with fruity flavors. It was bold and definitely had a burnt sugar taste to it from the get-go which then evolved into a nice, creamy caramel. Definitely would buy a full bag|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Even though this was a medium-dark roast, it surprised me with how bold it was! Initially was uncertain about the flavor profile but it grew on me! Would buy this for us again!|