Rocko Mountain - Ethiopia

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It's back! - this is a coffee that needs no introduction. This is the sixth time in a row that we have bought this coffee and yet again, it is set to be our best seller. 

In the cup, you can expect the usual strawberries and floral notes but this time we have a blueberry, lime and dark chocolate thing going on too. As always, the processing has been perfectly judged - so, there is a hint of booziness but everything is really well balanced. Classy but wild. What more could you want? 

Whether you are using this bean for espresso or filter, you're going to absolutely love it, it's been a good few years since we've enjoyed it quite this much. Just stunning coffee. 

Origin:  Haricha Woreda, Godeo Zone. 

Owner:  Co-operative owned, various Smallholders. 

Varietals: Heirloom

Processing: Natural

Do you need a recipe? - we're not sure you do! (see what we're on about here). Remember though, our Facebook group is a great place to discuss your brewing experiences with others and we're always happy to help if we can - just drop us a line using the message icon in the bottom right corner of this screen! 

Want to know more? Read on......

Yirgacheffe is both a town and a 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 a 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 purchases the top quality lots from the ECX and select the best for their ‘Rocko Mountain Reserve’.

Remember! - Shipping is now only £1.50 on our 250g bags, using First Class Royal Mail. If your order totals more than £35, then shipping by DPD is FREE!

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews

Smooth and chocolatey. Lovely coffee.

Thanks Georgina, glad you are enjoying the Rocko!
Lovely Coffee!

This is a delicious coffee. The 2nd time I have bought the Rocko & it’s quickly becoming my favourite bean

Thanks John, that's good to hear. It is the favourite of many people! We have one more natural Ethiopian that will be hitting the shop in a few weeks too. :)
Still the best coffee.

Repeat purchase. By far my favourite coffee, perfectly roasted. The flavour I get out of this is just immense. Thanks again.

Thanks a lot Chris! :)

Excellent Coffee!!!

Best Ethiopian I've ever tried.

I pretty much exclusively order Ethiopian naturals, whenever I can anyway. I feel like once you've had a taste of a good one, it's hard to go back to anything else. Before this, the Hama was the winner, but I think this Rocko Mountain takes the top spot in being one of the nicest, most fragrant variants I've ever tried. From the moment you open the bag (even before grinding!) you can smell the sweetness. Once ground, the aroma is incredible. A true joy to handle.

Brewing with an Aeropress, I get strong hints of strawberry which give it a really nice sweet tea-like taste, especially as it cools. Looking forward to tweaking the recipe and seeing what other flavours pop out.

Customer service was top notch too, and I love the fact you supply a resealable bag (which some don't do strangely enough)

You've got a repeat customer with this one :-) Thank you for supplying such awesome coffee.

Wow, thanks Chris. We're all realy grateful that you left us such detailed feedback and it's always great to hear from another Rocko convert!

Or you could try......