Producer // Deri Kochoha
Country // Ethiopia
Region // Hagare Maryame, Sidama
Cultivar // Ethiopia Heirloom
Process // Wet-Process
Elevation // 1800 Meters
Tasting Notes // Blackberry, Floral, Rooted
Cup Characteristics: Kochoha is layered with vibrant blackberry and boysenberry notes that meld perfectly with the backbone of violet and rose. The body is deep set and rooted as the finish of wildflower of honey moves in.
Sourcing information: The Deri Kochoha station in Southern Ethiopia doesn’t produce much coffee, but what it does produce is known for being exceptionally clean, well-processed washed coffees.
The station and the surrounding farms of the 600-700 members range in altitudes of 1800-2000 meters. In typical Ethiopian standards, the cultivars are a mix of indigenous Arabica varieties that have remained unseparated since they were first planted.
A more traditional approach to plant care is taken, where trees are never stumped or drastically pruned like in Central America. This means that most trees grow upwards in height of five to eight feet tall with some of the best cherry growth at the top of the tree.
Kochoha is the culmination of the handwork of many, and its incredible cleanliness and sweetness are hallmarks of what can be attributed to attention to detail throughout the entire supply chain.