Here we go again! - this is a coffee that barely needs an introduction. This is the fifth time in a row that we have bought this coffee and yet again, it is set to be our best seller. The wildness has been toned down this year and the coffee is much more balanced. In the cup you can expect the usual strawberries and floral notes but this time we have a wonderful dark chocolate orange thing going on too. Just stunning.
Origin: Haricha Woreda, Godeo Zone.
Owner: Co-operative owned, various Smallholders.
Brewing Guide using our combined method: (what's this?)
V60 - 12g dose, 2:20 brew time.
Aeropress - 15g dose, 3:00 brew time.
We're at 18g > 36g in 42 seconds, including a 6 second pre-infusion using flat burrs.
Want to know more? Read on......
Yirgacheffe is both a town and grade of coffee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in Southern Ethiopia. More than any other country, Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coffee varieties, with each type having distinctive taste, shape and colour. As a result, each region in the country can offer a different flavour profile, forming the grading system for Ethiopian coffees e.g. Sidamo, Harrar, Limu, Djimmah etc. It is widely argued that a Yirgacheffe grade coffee can offer one of the most distinctive flavour profiles in the world with pungent floral aroma and intense citrus flavour.
Processing in Yirgacheffe can take the form of both washed and natural, with most of the coffee growing at over 2000 metres above sea level. Much of the coffee grown in Ethiopia is done using traditional methods, under shade trees alongside other crops and without the use of chemicals. Coffee from Yirgacheffe is often referred to as ‘garden coffee’ as it is grown on very small plots, often in the back yard of small dwellings.
Working in partnership with Addis Exporter, a business with more than 100 years experience in exporting high quality coffee from Ethiopia, we have been able to select an incredible natural processed coffee from smallholders based around the Rocko Mountain in the Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. These smallholder farmers have hand-picked their cherries and sold them to a local trader who oversees the processing and sorting before selling the beans to the ECX who grade according to SCAA standards. Addis Exporter then purchase the top quality lots from the ECX and select the best for their ‘Rocko Mountain Reserve’.
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The best tasting natural I've ever come across. Makes superb espressos and nice natural-process-funky flat whites.
One thing to mention, I had to rest it for 10 days before I got consistent espressos.
Freeze dried strawberries in dark chocolate with a touch of natural processed funk. Great!
Qiuck delivery, fully updated throughout and amazing cofffee. Top marks!
I absolutely love this coffee. It's my standard Foundary order. Lovely fruity notes and a nice zing. An absolute gem.
This definitely would be my "desert island coffee" if I were forced to pick one bean for the rest of my life. Year on year it changes slightly of course, but never disappoints. The funk of a natural coffee can split opinions, but for me the Rocko really stands out, as Aeropress or espresso. Having tried a different bean every month for the last few years, this is the one its always great to come back to. Cheers Lee and Callum for doing a great job on this one yet again, and laying in plenty of stock!
We're not talking about fruitiness or huge complexity with this coffee - and the acidity...
Ah, this coffee - wow. We're currently enjoying very intense orange, plum and honey notes with a...
Prepare your taste buds for a treat people! This is natural processed coffee at it's very best....