49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere
|Roaster Location:||Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2011|
Blind Assessment: Bright, high-toned and complex. Flowers, honey, lemon zest, pungent fir and pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. The acidity is gentle and sweetly tart; the body light but the mouthfeel particularly smooth and silky. Flavor carries into a tart but juicy finish.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned 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 is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A classic version of the great Yirgacheffe profile, opulently floral yet pungently authoritative.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2011 tasting report: Canada: Doing Fine though Not So Different