Coffee Review - Kochere Yirgacheffe Espresso by Coava Coffee
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Kochere Yirga Cheffe Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $23.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Rich, buttery aroma: ripe lemon, cherry, a hint of fresh-cut fir. In the small cup medium body, smooth mouthfeel, crisply complex flavor: the fruit and fir notes resolve toward a dark chocolate with a hint of anise. Deep, sweet, dark-chocolaty finish. The chocolate sensation rounds and softens in two parts milk; think a lemon-toned milk chocolate.

Notes: Yirgacheffe (also Yirga Cheffe) is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, often with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Versatile, distinctive espresso; powerful in the small cup, suavely pleasing in short milk.


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