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Ethiopia Zonegediyo Kochere Yirga Cheffe

This coffee has a delicate cup profile that shines on the lighter end of the roast spectrum. At City+, the sweetness reminds me of black tea lightly sweetened with honey. The acidity is lively and well defined, like essence of lemon. Citrus pervades the cup profile but without any of the harsh or tart aspects that can come along with it. The finish has a floral element that is like those Japanese "Botan" rice candies. City to City+.
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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 Jun 20 2013
Lot size 150bags/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 have looked at a lot of wet-process coffees from the Southern zones of Sidama and Yirga Cheffe areas this year, more than previous because the crop was so small in the West this harvest. There were so many nice coffees that we could be quite selective, and we passed up on some lots that likely, in other years, we would have jumped at. There were some very nice washed coffees from stations like Aricha and Wote Konga (private stations) as well as cooperatives like Beloya and Hama. But this coffee here was a jewel that shone a bit brighter than all. This lot is from a particular region within the Kochere kebele, a part of the Yirga Cheffe region. It comes from the Alemu washing station. We were simply amazed by the clarity of flavors, brightness, and refined finish. It's a competition class coffee. Seriously.
The aromatics of this Yirga Cheffe have a potency to them, with sweet notes of honey and unrefined sugars out front. Strong florals of chamomile and jasmine interplay nicely with notes of dried apricot and peach. Aspects of sugar browning are expounded on when adding hot water and the crust has a strong smell of toffee, caramel, lychee fruit and rose water. This coffee has a delicate cup profile that shines on the lighter end of the roast spectrum. At City+, the sweetness reminds me of black tea lightly sweetened with honey. The acidity is lively and well defined, like essence of lemon. Citrus pervades the cup profile but without any of the harsh or tart aspects that can come along with it. It's hard to place exactly, like a pomelo citrus quality, but also very much like a juice called "calamansi" made from fruit of the same name (it's like lime without the harsh acidic snap. It's from the Philippines, and available in the USA too but hard to find). The finish has a floral element that is like those Japanese "Botan" rice candies.