Kochere is one of the woredas in the Gedeo zone of the SNNPR region in Ethiopia. The coffee-famous township of Chelektu also lies in the Kochere woreda. A few kilometers to the north lies an even more famous coffeetown – Yirgacheffe. Coffees from this region are known for their unique floral characteristics. Coffee growers have been growing coffee here for so long that the high qualities aren’t a lucky shot. Their cultivation and processing traditions highlight the terroir and heirloom varietals’ attributes in the beans. Coffees are usually passively organic, without certification, because producers don’t have easy access to pesticides. Because qualities and lots in Ethiopia basically are a bulk blend with limited traceability, every lot from one same region is different from another. Every micro-region has a huge, uncharted range of genetically different varieties. This also contributes to the variation in cup characteristics.
This is the second time we offer this Ethiopian Kochere natural lot. It was one of our surprise lots this year, it seemed to get only better over time! A solid choice for a richly fruity and floral constant in your cup. It is part of our Best of 2017 filterbox.