Rocko Mountain Reserve - Ethiopia


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'Be prepared for big flavour. Juicy blueberries and a lime acidity dominate, and then a hint of grapefruit provides an edge. The whole experience s smoothed out by milk chocolate. Just delicious.' 

Here we go again! - this is the coffee that we are best know for and it'll almost certainly be another best-seller. Rocko Mountain has that amazing flavour profile we only really see in natural processed coffee grown in the Yirgacheffe region. 

This time, the Chelbesa washing station really delivers. It doesn't matter how you brew your coffee, if fruity bangers are your thing, then look no further. The team here are loving this coffee as espresso, where it is bright and fruity. As filter coffee too, where the slightly bitter finish is  both bracing and addictive, perfectly complimenting the wild acidity and big fruit notes. Well rounded, elegant and complex coffee. Enjoy. 

Origin:  Chelbesa Washing Station, Yirgacheffe

Varietals: Heirloom.

Processing: Natural

Roast degree: 130 (

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)

Q Score: 88 (what's this?)

You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here

Taste and flavour perception are complex and difficult to articulate. We love sharing our tasting notes with you, but please don't rely too heavily on our reports. Your experience is what matters most and it may be different. We've written about that whole issue here.

IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here

Want to know more about this coffee? Read on......

Located in the Gedeo zone of the Gedeb district, Chelbesa is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi-forest vegetation structure encompassing false banana trees as well as shade-grown coffee trees, Chelbesa is a great example of best coffee growing agro-ecology.

SNAP Specialty Coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 in a small hamlet called Danche within the Chelbesa Village with the hope of reaching out to purchasing exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa Village. Their ambition became a reality after completion of the project.

The fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built using ceramic which will help bring clarity in the coffee that they process as well as help speed up the fermentation through the heat retained by the ceramic.

This lot has been put together with the production of 495 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill, in the area the most common type of soil is redbrown, a particularly fertile type, rich in iron and with high acidity content.

Remember! - Shipping 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 £2.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
peter schofield
Rocko Mountain - a family favourite

One of my favourite coffees - and enjoyed by all the coffee lovers in our family :-)

That's great to hear Peter, thanks for leaving a review and all the best to your family too!!

Ben Pritchard
Rocko Mountain reserve 2023

Really fruity and delicious. Will be getting this one again for sure.

Good to hear Ben! - and thanks for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated.

Raymond Reynolds
Rocko Mountain rocks

Great balance and depth of flavour

Good to hear you are enjoying the coffee Raymond and thanks for writing a review.

Ian H
Rocko Delight

I find it impossible to describe tastes, so suffice to say that I love the flavour and umami finish of this naturally processed coffee. The Foundry's description of this being a real banger of a coffee had me worried I might find it too 'in my face' but it seems well balanced and full of flavour. A real joy 😀

Thanks for leaving a review Ian, we really appreciate it! - knowing that folks like you are enjoying the beans we're putting out makes it all worthwhile.

Martyn Brooks
This was a great batch

Consistency impressed with the flavour and we have to acknowledge the creativity in packaging

Thanks for leaving a review Martin - much appreciated, and great to hear you enjoyed the beans.