Ethiopia Kecho Tirtira Jimma Washed 2012


Bean name Ethiopia Kecho Tirtira Jimma Washed 2012
Country Ethiopia
Region Local Municipality: Jimma, Limu - Kossa
Other info Varietals: Ethiopian Heirloom


Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee. There are more than 1.1 million coffee farmers (smallholders) in Ethiopia, representing 95% of the production. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains. The two main growing areas are in the west and south. Most coffees are organic by default, but they are rarely certified.

Kecho Tirtira is a new cooperative that started to produce coffees in 2011. It’s in a remote area with hardly any access by roads. They strictly adhere to the lot traceability system and maintain very high quality controls through the process. It’s a very well organized cooperative with great location, altitude and future potential is high.

In the cup the biggest thing about this coffee is its mouthfeel. Thick viscous and gloupy almost chewy. There is an acidity of sweet oranges with a toffee / caramel sweetness that goes on and one

Cooperative: Kecho Tirtira
Local Municipality: Jimma, Limu - Kossa
Altitude: Located at 1850 - 2050 masl
Producers: About 350 smallholders.
Varietals: Ethiopian Heirloom.
Production: Fully Washed
Soil: Recent volcanic deposits.

Roasting Information:
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Viscous, chewy, sweet oranges, toffee, caramel.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 8/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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