Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke
|Roaster Location:||Arlington, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||December 2009|
Pungent aroma of mixed fruit, a fir-like wood and honey. These aromatic notes grow more intense and complex in the cup, displaying suggestions of herb and a more fragrant, cedar-toned wood. The fruit notes - berry, stone fruit, citrus and black currant - become more prominent as the cup cools, persisting in a long, flavor-rich finish.
The first in a new line of single-origin espresso offered by Barismo, referred to as the Grand Cru Espresso Series. Koke is a particularly high-elevation district within the famed Yirgacheffe growing region, as well as the name of a wet mill or washing station in the area. Barismo is a small batch roaster and retailer focused on estate coffees and manual brewing methods. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Although intended as a single-origin espresso, makes an outstanding brewed cup taken black or with whitener.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2009 tasting report: Best (or Should-Be-Best) Selling Single Origins 2009