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Klatch Coffee

Ethiopian Kochere Washed

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 52/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, rich, citrusy. Molasses, complex citrus notes (blood orange, grapefruit, more), roasted cacao nib, cantaloupe, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, resonant acidity; full, cushiony mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, gently drying 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 www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A balanced, complete structure supports a refreshing, sweetly citrusy aromatic.