We're super stoked to release this fresh crop washed Ethiopia from the Kochere sub-region of Yirgacheffe. Often times, the first arrivals from Ethiopia have a bit lower overall intensity, with most of the cup character coming from delicate floral flavors. This year, this early arrival Kochere has great intensity right out of the gate, which bodes well for the rest of the 2016/2017 harvest that will arrive throughout the rest of this year.
This Kochere lot comes from Samuel Demisse, a long-time partner for many of our Ethiopia offerings. Samuel has been a good friend since the early days of Novel, sharing our passion for sweet, clean washed and natural processed Ethiopian coffees. His team works on the ground in Yirgacheffe with the particular goal of creating vibrant, zero-defect coffees. This is accomplished in the hand-sorting phase after the coffee is milled, where the coffee spends much longer on the sorting table than conventional coffee. For this, workers are paid twice their average wages, which helps to strengthen their communities and send their children to school. This is the best example of how dedication to the highest quality coffee directly results in a better standard of living.
Altitude: 1900 - 2000m
Tastes Like: Lavender, Meyer Lemon, Peach
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