In my review of Guatemala Aguacate Amarillo, I mentioned Barefoot Coffee sending me two coffees. This is the second coffee they sent me. A few weeks ago these samples arrived. A few weeks ago, I also burned my entire hand bad enough that I wouldn’t go near coffee for about a week. I still can barely use my Aeropress without having an overwhelming fear of getting injured again.
After my burn, this sample bag of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere sat around getting stale so I made a promise that when I was ready to fully brew coffee again that I would order a bag of this and take another go at it… And that’s what I did.
I am back with a fresh bag of Kochere and boy am I slightly happy for this injury. It forced me to really focus on this coffee which left me with some interesting feelings.
21-22/350g • Grind beans on medium side or #22 on Virtuoso • Pour in enough water to saturate • Start timer and let bloom for 30 seconds • Pulse pour for 2:30 • Drain for 30 seconds • Total time: 3:30
I immediately found the Kalita Dripper the best method for this coffee. Of course I tried other methods, but none of them gave the clarity that the Kalita Dripper gave.
At first sniff, you are greeted with a scrumptious wave of oranges, chocolate, and a vanilla sweetness. Together the aroma is overall light smelling, but lovely nonetheless. As the cup cools, the aroma begins to change into a heavenly glazed doughnut. This coffee is lucky it’s too hot to drink or I’d be gulping it down at this very moment. I’m kind of wishing I had some doughnuts now too!
Each sip is juicy bringing out sweet oranges along with tart cherries upon my palate and then finishing off with a light sweetness of vanilla, chocolate, and more glazed doughnut goodness. The cup has a creamy feel to it along with a light body which just adds to the deliciousness of this cup and making it oh so decadent and dessert like.
Other times I found the Kalita to bring out cranberries, a touch of raspberries, and caramel in the finish.
Hints of citrus blossom and macadamia in the dry aroma. Big doses of loganberry, blood orange and molasses suffuse through a very complex, but tea-like body. ~ Barefoot Coffee Roasters
This Kochere doesn’t explode with intense fruity, sweet, or floral notes. It’s unlike any Ethiopian coffee I’ve had in the past, and far from any Kochere I have had. This coffee shines in its own way.
Info About This Coffee
Region: Southern Oromia, Yirgacheffe
Farm/Farmer: Worka Union Plant
Altitude: 1850 masl
Harvest Season/Date: 2012
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.