JBC Coffee Roasters

Kochere Ethiopia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.90/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2015

Agtron: 56/64

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly tart; delicate yet expansive. Honey, grapefruit, pecan, hints of white sage and rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Hints of grapefruit, pecan and flowers carry into a resonant finish.


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 floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. JBC Coffee Roasters was founded in 1994 as Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters and is a family-owned specialty coffee roastery located in Madison, Wisconsin. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value sweetly bright, cleanly delicate coffees with fine balance and citrus, nut and floral vivacity.

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