Ethiopian Kochere Natural by Klatch Coffee Review |
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Ethiopian Kochere Grade 1 Natural

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

Blind Assessment: Richly pungent and spicy. Roasted cacao nib, plum, spicy rose, sandalwood, a hint of lemon in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, resonantly complex acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is tart and richly juicy, slightly drying in the long.

Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more pungent than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. 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 value a wide range of exotic nuance, from particularly fragrant aromatic wood to crisp cacao notes to a deeply spicy floral character.


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