Ethiopia - Kochere (Washed) - Filter
Deliciously tea-like and delicate, our newest Ethiopian coffee fills out our filter options. This coffee features a citrus like acidity and a clean texture. We've been careful to roast these green beans so that the flavour notes shine through and don't become muddied in the roasting process.
- Region: Boji, Yirgacheffe
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1495-1900 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter
Aside from its near-legendary status as the "birthplace" of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions, specifically within the southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe within the region of Sidama—areas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world. Coffee was made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity. However, coffee has also adapted to the more arid climate of Harrar, in the northeast of the country. The varieties planted there have historically had more chocolatey, rich undertones.
Until recently, coffee grown by smallholders and co-ops in Ethiopia were required to be sold through the ECX, where lots were classified by general region, quality (Grade 1–5), and escaped of most of their traceability. In March of 2017, the prime minister of Ethiopia approved a reform allowing cooperatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly, which allows for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia. Greater trace-ability allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out, and opens the potential for partnerships on a more micro level, with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community, to select out special lots.