Turning Point Coffee

Ethiopia Kochere Espresso Profile

Location: San Francisco, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/320 grams

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 50/79

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Not for espresso traditionalists or the faint of palate. Intensely and uncompromisingly bright and floral. Very complex flowers (lavender, jasmine, lily), passion fruit, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib in aroma and small cup. Satiny, lively mouthfeel; richly drying, deeply and ringingly flower-saturated finish. Crisply fruit- and floral-toned in three parts milk, with only a cocoaish hint of chocolate.


Produced in Yirgacheffe, 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. Like most southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Turning Point Coffee coffee began with a personal obsession with drinking the best coffees on Earth. Each coffee is micro-roasted to order, allowing for an intense focus on the quality and consistency of the product. Located in the San Francisco neighborhood of Inner Richmond, Turning Point not only provides uncompromising quality, but also a personal relationship with their friends and neighbors. For more information visit www.turningpointcoffee.com.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value experiment, floral intensity, heavily hopped IPAs, dry German rieslings.

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