ETHIOPIA - Kochere Grade 1 Washed

ETHIOPIA - Kochere Grade 1 Washed
Tasting Notes

Fragrant, sweet aroma of dried raisins. An intense but perfectly balanced palate; a rich body balanced by ample acidity.  Some citrus and melon spectrum flavours with a chocolate texture to the body. Crisp with a lingering sweet finish. Ethiopian complexity meets Kenyan richness!


Provenance

Country : Ethiopia
 Vintage : 2013
Region : Gedeo Zone
 Altitude : above 2000 m
Farm : Kochere woreda
 Varietal : Typica (various heirloom)
Farmer : YCFCU
 Processing : Washed

Background

The soil this coffee is grown in is abundant in iron and reasonably acidic. This, in combination with the mountainous region's high altitude, has created a coffee that is both floral and bright.

Kochere is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Kochere is bordered on the east by Gedeb, on the southwest by the Oromia Region, and on the north by Yirgacheffe. This coffee comes from a washing station that is located near Chelelektu where most of the coffee is picked at an altitude of above 2000m, so you can understand the coffee grown at this level is quite complex. 

The cooperative serves as a place for the farmers who belong to it to have access to the tools needed to produce the best coffee possible. Whether that is information about best growing practices or access to a washing station or new materials, the coop serves as place to connect and unify coffee growers within the Kochere Beloya area of Ethiopia. This coffee from the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) is made up of about 44,000 farmers. Most of these farmers grow and process their coffee on small “garden farms” about 1-2 hectares.

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