Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere by Temple Coffee Review |
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rich, zesty, bright. Night-blooming flowers, honey, lime, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, bittersweet acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rather drying in the finish but profoundly flavor-saturated.

Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive 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 are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Temple is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the sweet, acidy brightness of a high-grown, light-roasted cup with an intense, original aromatic bonus.


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