Ethiopia Grade 1 Chelelektu Yirga Cheffe

The cup is amazing, delicate, sweet, with strong retro-nasal aromatics. Flavors of jasmine, tangerine and caramel are accented by a grape-like acidity (tartaric), with vanilla, honey and floral perfumes. Honeysuckle flower asserts itself in the aftertaste. City to City+, keep this one light!
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date May 4 2012
Lot size 295bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade 1
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ is the best, brightest, sweetest cup.
Weight 1 LB
We were very excited when we first cupped the offer and pre-ship samples of this unique wet-process Yirga cheffe coffee. Kochere has produced some of my favorite Yirg coffees in the past, with a highly aromatic cup and intense, lively brightness. I visited there early this year and it seems that the more remote locations from the main Southern road (the 6) have many of the old, heirloom Yirga Cheffe cultivars in production. It was prepared to Grade 1 standards, and comes from the Teklu Dembel washing station. This is located near Ch'elelek'tu town in the Kochere Woreda of Yirga Cheffe. The altitude ranges from 1800 to 2000 meters, with approximately 600 small holder farmers contributing to this lot.
The aromatics are perfumed and floral, with bergamot citrus peel, honeysuckle blossom, berry and clover honey notes in the dry fragrance. With the addition of hot water, the same themes are continued, as well as fresh baked honey buns, melted butter and caramel. There is a unique accent of rue and coriander on the break. The cup is amazing, delicate, sweet, with strong retro-nasal aromatics. Flavors of jasmine, tangerine and caramel are accented by a grape-like acidity (tartaric), with vanilla, honey and floral perfumes. As it cools, new flavors emerge, with tangerine giving way to perfectly-ripe apple notes (Pink Lady came to mind!), with a touch of guava. Honeysuckle flower asserts itself in the aftertaste. We found that City to City+ roast was ideal, and too much development, approaching 2nd crack, resulted in a loss of these precious flavors and aromas.