Rocko Mountain - Ethiopia

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Yep, it's the coffee we're best known for and I'm pleased to say that this years crop is taking us back into vintage territory. 

Expect huge strawberry notes, lime acidity and some subtle florals, like lemongrass, or maybe jasmine. It's the fruit though that will put a smile on your face. Not as boozy as previous crops, and that's a good thing. This time round, everything is more balanced. The finish is long and sweet. 

In a filter machine, you can pick out the individual notes easily and the typical tea-like body is a perfect complement to the heavy natural sweetness. In a flat white, we're talking hot strawberry milkshake territory. Truly delicious coffee, we're over the moon to have this one back on sale. 

Origin:  Rocko Mountain Reserve, Tariku, Ethiopia

Varietals: Mixed Heirloom Varietals

Processing: Natural

Q Score: 88.75 (what's this?)

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Our Rocko Mountain Reserve this year truly represents the area and the old school traditional flavour that comes out of Yirgacheffe.

Tariku Mengesha is the solely owner and produced this natural coffee entirely on his farms, the farm is located throughout the Banko Chelchele kebele (neighbourhood) of Gedeb woreda, south of Yirgacheffe and just west of the bulgy border with the vast Oromia region.

Tariku applied the basic agronomic practices and kept the field free of any weeds. He grows pulse crops in his coffee field so as to maintain the fertility of the soil.

He process the coffee with the help of Tesfaye Roba. This lot has been processed as a traditional Natural process, first by soaking the cherries to remove all immature, floaters, overripe and foreign matters and than drying on raised beds for 28 days.

Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
David Wheeler
rocko mountain

excellent service , lovely coffee fruity worth the wail

Michael Gallagher
Subtler than previous years but still tasty!

As a long term fan of this coffee, I buy it every year. This year's version is definitely more subtle than previous years (although I may be missing the aromas and flavours having had COVID recently!).

Unfortunately mainly have had to have it via moka pot (not having an espresso machine any more) as any time I try it via V60 it seems to clog at any grind setting on the EK43 I tried so far! Still enjoyable and will look forward to seeing what future years bring and maybe by then I might have another espresso machine as I think a flat white is where it really shines!

Jeff Manser
Great coffee

This is my favourite coffee and have waited about 18 months for it to return. Will be ordering more when I run out.

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