Ethiopia – Yirgacheffe Kochere G1
£7.95 – £26.00
Region – Gediyo, Yirgacheffe
Altitude – 1500 – 2000+ masl
Process – Fully Washed & Dried on Raised Beds
Variety – Ethiopia Heirloom
Apricot, Papaya & Darjeeling Tea
This is a fantastic example of a very complex and vibrant Ethiopian coffee.
G1 lots, such as this one, are the highest grade. They are in limited supply and high demand due to their fantastic qualities in the cup.
Yirgacheffe is actually part of the Sidamo region in southern Ethiopia, but its exquisite washed coffees are so well- known that is has been sub-divided into its own micro-region. This steep, green area is both fertile and high – much of the coffee grows at 2,000m and above.
At first glance Yirgacheffe’s hills look thickly forested – but in fact it is a heavily populated region and the hills are dotted with many dwellings and villages’ growing what is known as ‘garden coffee’. There are approximately 26 cooperatives in the region, representing some 43,794 farmers and around 62,004 hectares of garden coffee. The production is predominantly washed, although a smaller amount of sundried coffees also come out of Yirgacheffe.