Ethiopia Kochere


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

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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


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


Grind Setting: Very CoarseBrew Time: 6 minutesCoffee:Water 60-63g : 1L
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Grind Setting: FineBrew Time: 23-25 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 18g : 36-38g
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minutes (for a one cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 16g : 250ml
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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 are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.



  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,

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