Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Micro-lot

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2011

Agtron: 50/69

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Intense aroma and flavor, with spicy, jasmine-like flowers, zesty lime and a hint of sweet cocoa. Crisply delicate acidity; smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a tart, rather bittersweet finish.


The Kochere District adjoins the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region in southern Ethiopia, famous for its distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe-style 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. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Extravagant, high-toned and intense; should particularly please lovers of dry, spicy white table wines and perfumy gins.

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