Ethiopian Kochere by Klatch Coffee Review |
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Ethiopian Kochere Grade 1 Washed

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly bright, complex. Jasmine, sweet lime, plum, raspberry, roasted nut in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a cleanly balanced, deeply resonant finish.

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. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy intense but refined acidity and bright, layered complexity.


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