Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Kochere Grade 1

Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Kochere Grade 1

$7.80 (As Low As  $6.25 )
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About Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Kochere Grade 1

Latest arrival November 2013, first of the new crop. Kochere is a tiny area within Yrgacheffe with a washing station where local farmers can bring their coffee harvest for processing. The farms themselves are generally very small. The washing station, which acts as something of a community center, is well run. The manager takes pride in running a tight ship and insuring that the cherry coming in for processing is exceptional and sorted appropriately. A great deal of time is spent hand sorting pergamino (dried coffee in husk) for defects during its drying period on raised African beds.

This is a very nice lot, with lots of florality and citrus. When these coffees are done well they rank among the best available, sweet, a bit wild but in a constrained way, assertive. Body is substantial and smooth.

Cup Characteristics: Bright, sweet, very clean, citrusy. Hints of melon. Chocolate body. Crisp with lingering finish.

Roasting Notes: FC is a nice level for this coffee, taking it up to but not pushing fully into second crack. Or, at City+ the floral/lemony character is better preserved while the body will be a bit reduced. This coffee is interesting over a range of roasts and profiles.

Behmor users: This is a small but uniform and elongated bean and some may fall through older style large grids when roasting. We have not found this to be a problem with the small grids, which has been standard grid sold with these roasters since late 2009.


Ethiopia coffee facts:

Population (2206): 75 Million People
Domestic Consumption: 1.5 Million bags per year
Coffee Export: 1.5 Million Bags of 60 Kg. (132.29 lb.)
Cultivated Area: 400,000 Hectares (988,000 Acres)

Harvest:
-- Unwashed: October to March
-- Washed: end of July to December

Arabica Introduced: The birthplace of coffee. Oldest recognized country of origin for uncultivated Arabica species.

Farms:
331,130 (94%) Smallholdings (less than or equal to 2.47 acres)
19,000 (6%) Government

Specialty Coffees:
Washed: Sidamo, Yirgacheffe, Limu, Bebeka

Unwashed: Harrar, Sidamo, Djimmah, Lekempti (wild coffee trees)

Botanical Varietals: Numerous indigenous cultivars.

Comments

About 50% of the coffee produced in Ethiopia is consumed there as the population has a rich coffee drinking culture, replete with ceremony and tradition.