||Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Kore Natural 2015
||Varietal: Heirloom varietals
A warning: this is an Ethiopian Natural.
Natural Yirgacheffes could not be more different to washed Yirgacheffes in every way. This is a very funky coffee, which some people translate as delicious, some people as fermented fruit. It’s a Marmite coffee: you will either love it or you will hate it. You have been warned.
The growing district of Yirgacheffe is world famous and has some amazing plant stock. Based in the central southern Ethiopia, lots of coffee is named after the town in the heart of the district. The real detail comes in the 'Kochere Kore' part of the name. This denotes that it's from the sub-region or zone of Kochere, which is between the small towns of Fishegenet and Chelelektu (which is 6km north of the farm). The Kore is yet another sub-region of Kochere (are you keeping up: Ethiopia country, Yirgacheffe District, Kochere Zone, Kore sub-zone).
Like so many coffees from this region the coffee is hand picked and then sun-dried in the cherry on raised beds over a 4-6 week period. During this time the cherries are turned every couple of hours to prevent mould and over-fermentation. The coffee is grown at around 1,950 - 2,150 metres altitude (on average) and is nearly as high as you can go without frost damage and low temperatures affecting the coffee plant.
In the cup you'll find 1 ticket for a ride on the funky bus! You get delicious dried blueberries, mixed with sultanas and a lovely aftertaste of sherry that lingers.
Nearest Towns: Fishegenet & Chelelektu
Varietal: Heirloom varietals
Altitude: 1,950 - 2,100 m.a.s.l.
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.
"Quick Look" Guide
Blueberries, sultanas, funk, sherry aftertaste.
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