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

    Portland, Oregon
  • Kochere Yirga Cheffe

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $12.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Intense, unusual profile, dominated by a citrus and molasses character that suggests both moist pipe tobacco and sweet black tea. Roundly rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The distinctive flavor complex lingers in the deep, rich finish.

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: Aficionados interested in an intriguing, perhaps singular, variation on the great Yirgacheffe profile.


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