Flight Coffee Co.

Ethiopia Deri Kochoha

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: West Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southeastern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2019

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Bright, crisp, sweetly tart. Citrus medley, cacao nib, pink peppercorn, dogwood, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with lively acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The short finish is intense with notes of citrus and pink peppercorn, while the long softens to almond-toned florals.


From the Deri Kochoha mill in the Hagere Maryame District, a little south of the famous Yirgacheffe region, where coffees largely from trees of indigenous varieties long grown in the region are subject to classically rigorous, traditional processing and drying procedures. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Flight Coffee is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.flightcoffeeco.com or call 603-836-6228 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A poised and melodic wet-processed Ethiopia coffee, centered on complex citrus notes supported by sweet spice and cocoa.

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