Producer // Kochere Cooperative
Country // Ethiopia
Region // Yirga Cheffe
Cultivar // Ethiopia Heirloom
Process // Wet-Process
Elevation // 1750-1900 Meters
Tasting Notes // Peach, Meyer Lemon, Textured
Cup Characteristics: An intense and aromatic peach sweetness begins this espresso as slightly bright and effervescent notes of Meyer lemon sustain an intoxicating mouthfeel and texture resolving into a sturdy finish of toasted almond.
Sourcing information: Kochere is both a region of Ethiopia within the Yirga Cheffe, Sidama zones as well as a cooperative. The coop 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, access to a washing station or new materials, the coop serves as place to connect and unify coffee growers within the Kochere Beloya area.
The Yirga Cheffe 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 big (this translates to about 2-6 acres).
The processing on this lot is very straightforward. It is de-pulped in a mechanically driven de-pulper and fermented in small tanks for 36-48 hours, or just until all of the parchment is clear of mucilage. The coffee is then dried on raised bed made of wood and wire mesh for 10-12 days.
Kochere Single Origin Espresso’s remarkable complexity shows its head most when pulled just a little bigger, and in a cappuccino look out for some beautiful Earl Grey flavors to develop.
IN: 19.6-19.8g // OUT: 27-29g // @: 26-28s