Introducing our Ethiopian Single origin coffee "Kochere"
The Kochere is syrupy and medium-bodied and boasts intense sweet and spicy aromas. During the final stages of roasting on our classic Probat UG-22, the smell of cherry cola fills the roastery. We love the Kochere coffee as a drip coffee or single origin espresso.
Kochere is a sub-region of Yirgacheffe where smallholder, mainly female farmers still grow coffee in their front yards. Yirgacheffe coffees are highly-prized and comprised of uncatalogued and unique coffee varietals, called heirloom, that have never been cross-fertilized with more common varietals such as those found in large-scale coffee farms. We’re lucky enough to be able to buy this coffee directly from this region through an export company set up by Sextant to source traceable Ethiopian coffees.
The Kochere district is renowned for producing Ethiopian coffees that are distinct from the traditional varieties of Arabica. The region is just a few kilometers away from Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone. Like almost all Ethiopian coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers - who are farmers - on small, garden plots without the use of chemical fertilizers.
Coffee-farms under the name ‘Kochere’ have come together to produce this ‘Ethiopian Heirloom varietals.' The growing altitude of the Ethiopia Kochere was at a minimum of 1800m and peak of 2200m. The natural growing methods, as well as the precise processing, gives the Ethiopian coffee from the region a unique taste, thus making it renowned in the world.
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