Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Kochere coffee is an exquisite, floral-bodied medium roast with a predominantly lemon forward flavor. This particular Yirgacheffe coffee mellows into a very balanced and well-rounded cup. It has less acidity than other African coffee offerings and proves to be an excellent choice for almost any coffee lover.
Within the popular Yirgacheffe growing region of Southern Ethiopia, you will find the small woreda or district called Kochere. Kochere provides communal washing stations for local farmers to process their coffee after the harvest. This African district is well known for producing high-quality Ethiopian coffee beans – where the acidic, mineral-dense soil and soaring altitudes make for a perfect coffee growing micro-climate.
- Cupping Notes: lemon, honey, mild
- Roast Body: Mild
- Roast Level: Medium
- Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
- Single Origin: Kochere, Ethiopia
- Origin: Kochere, Ethiopia
- Altitude: 1,798 – 1,996 masl
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Process: Washed
- Drying: Sun-dried on raised tables
- Harvest Period: September – December
- Export Period: April – July
It is said that in 850 AD an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi discovered coffee when his flock began to dance around sleeplessly in the night. Curious, he discovered that his flock had been eating the cherries of coffee trees, and the rest is history. Ethiopian beans feature a fragrant aroma with hints of citrus and floral undertones. The subtle fruity taste of this bean is accompanied by moderate acidity and a light body. Excellent at any roast level.