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Coffee beans in their natural state, ready to be roasted to your perfection.

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Gr 1 - Washed $21

Kochere is a tiny area within Yrgacheffe with a washing station where local farmers can bring their coffee harvest for processing. The farms themselves are generally very small. The washing station, which acts as something of a community center, is well run. The manager takes pride in running a tight ship and insuring that the cherry coming in for processing is exceptional and sorted appropriately. A great deal of time is spent hand sorting the parchment for defects during its drying period on raised African beds.

This is a lovely lot, with lots of florality and citrus. When these coffees are done well they rank among the best available, sweet, a bit wild but in a constrained way, assertive. Body is substantial and smooth. 

Cup Characteristics: Bright, sweet, very clean, citrusy. Hints of melon. Chocolate body. Crisp with lingering finish.

Roasting Notes: We have had great results taking it up to but not pushing fully into second crack. With a 3.5 min development time. The floral/lemony character is better preserved while the body will be a bit reduced, with a filter roast.  This coffee is interesting over a range of roasts and profiles.

Sale price: AU$21.00