Ethiopia Kochere Kore

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Ethiopia Kochere Kore

8.00

Natural / Mixed Heirloom / 1790-1900m / 250g

OUR TASTING NOTES

Filter Sweet peach iced tea, blueberries and complex florals.

Espresso Pronounced peach and blueberry notes, floral, sweet.

Flat white Peach and blueberry milkshake!

You will be able to select your grind setting once you have added to your basket. Please note that we do not grind for espresso due to the significant variation between espresso machines.

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This is an exceptional natural coffee, handpicked by smallholder farmers in the village, or kebele, of Kore in the Kochere woreda (district) southwest of Yirgacheffe town. Yirgacheffe is the heartland of high quality Ethiopian coffee and coffees from this area are renowned for their complex and distinctive flavour profiles. Kore is about 25 kilometres from the centre of Yirgacheffe. All of the sub regions in the area tend to produce a "classic" Yirgacheffe profile, but with their own distinctive flavour notes - stone fruit from Adado, citrus notes from Konga and a strong fruit tea-like quality from Kochere. When this is combined with natural processing, you get a coffee with a wild, funky and fermented quality, with fresh blueberry and peach notes, incredible sweetness and a complex floral aroma.

Once harvested, these coffee cherries are delivered by local farmers to a processing station in Kore and then dry or "natural" processed. This is the oldest and simplest method of processing coffee: the entire coffee cherry, including the outer flesh, is cleaned and then placed on raised drying beds to dry and develop in the sun, being turned regularly to ensure even drying. Any defects are removed by hand before the dried cherries are hulled, sorted, graded and bagged. Natural processed coffees typically have fruitier notes and retain more of the inherent flavours of the coffee cherries.

Like many Ethiopian coffees, these beans are sold through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. The ECX was established in 2008 to protect smallholder farmers from market forces that might otherwise prevent them from making a living. The ECX provides state-funded infrastructure and stability to these farmers, including prompt payment mechanisms, warehousing, grading and trading facilities, as well as access to information about current trading prices and local delivery points.