Speedwell Coffee

Ethiopia Washed Kochere

Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Bright, richly sweet. Jasmine, guava, pine nut, maple syrup, Nutella in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with crisp, citrusy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Floral-toned in the short finish, chocolaty in the long.


This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from New England roasters for Coffee Review’s February 2019 tasting report. Coffees like this one produced in the celebrated Yirgacheffe region are produced from traditional, largely indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Yirgacheffe coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Speedwell Coffee, based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is a wholesale and retail coffee roaster that also offers coffee subscriptions. For more information, visit www.speedwellcoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A floral- and tropical fruit-toned wet-processed Ethiopia cup.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2019 tasting report: New England Coffee Roasters: Embracing (and Reinventing) Tradition

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