Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Grade1
Acidity of Hop Sprouts
Red Herbal Tea
This weeks coffee is a world wide hit. Of all traceable coffees from Ethiopia this year, the Kochere seems to be the favorite for a lot of roasters.
We already found some other nice washed coffees out of Ethiopia, but this years crop is so good we think ‘the more the better’.
Kochere is southwest of the town of Yirga Cheffe and near a little village of Ch’elelek’tu in the Gedeo zone. While a “classic” Yirga coffee, all of the sub regions tend to have different flavour profiles. Adado – stone fruit, Konga – citrus and stone fruit, and for Kochere, it is a strong fruit tea that comes along with the citrus and stone fruit. When this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is expressed as red currant, lime, and raspberry lemonade.
The plantation is situated around 2000 masl!
It’s from various Heirloom Varientals.
One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee.