Ethiopia Kochere

£8.50£32.00

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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

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About

An outstanding example of the very best of Ethiopian coffee with intense hits of peach and apricot. This is both delicate and intense with soft, rounded acidity and incredible sweetness paired with bold stone fruit flavours and hints of black tea.

Key Stats

Location: Kochere woreda, Gedeo zone, Yirgacheffe, Southern EthiopiaAltitude: 1,800-1,950 maslPreparation: Washed Grade 1 YirgacheffeVarietal: HeirloomOwners: Smallholder farmersFlavours: Peach | Black Tea | Jasmine

Details

Being the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia arguably possesses some of the best growing conditions in the world with heirloom varietals dating back to the 10th century and bountiful shade trees. Here coffee almost grows wild with trees growing up to 20 metres in height. The provenance of this coffee really comes through into the cup with layers of complexity and huge depth of flavour.

This lot comes from the Kochere village in the Gedeo zone in Yirgacheffe and is comprised of coffees from smallholders from across the region. Each smallholder farmer has between 1 and 2 hectares of coffee growing land which is farmed alongside other crops such as maize, bananas and teff for their families. The coffee is selectively handpicked before being delivered to centralised collection points where it is sorted into grades before being washed in the traditional way – in channels moved by groups of workers with large wooden paddles to remove any floaters (underripe/overripe cherries). There is meticulous attention to detail here which really adds to the consistency and cleanliness of the resulting cup.

Brew Guides

French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 4 minutesCoffee:Water 18g : 250ml
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Espresso

Grind Setting: FineBrew Time: 23-25 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 18g : 36-38g
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Aeropress

Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for a Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 17g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

We roast on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Post orders on a Thursday / You should get your coffee ready to drink on a Friday or a Saturday dependent on the good old Royal Mail service.

Get your orders in before 12pm on a Wednesday to ensure you have fresh coffee to drink by the weekend. If you need to get hold of some coffee outside of our roasting days then please feel free to drop us a line at hello@northstarroast.com

Local pickups can be collected directly from our Roastery at Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ on a Thursday or Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. There is free parking parallel to The Boulevard on Chadwick St and there is a free water taxi directly to us from the train station along with several bus options. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Reviews

  1. :

    Absolutely exceptional coffee. Brewing on Aeropress, immediately hit by floral notes and stonefruit which follows into Earl Grey and a pleasant slightly tannic finish.

  2. (verified owner):

    One of the most delicious Ethiopians naturals I have ever tasted….and I love Ethiopian coffee, well worth a punt,
    Ed

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