Ethiopia / Kochere

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Ethiopia / Kochere

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ETHIOPIA / KOCHERE

:: Description ::
Kochere is a small area within the well- known Yirgacheffe coffee-growing region of Ethiopia. Located in the SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region) of southern Ethiopia, Kochere is just south of the town of Yirgacheffe and is 250 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. The area contains washing stations where local farmers can bring their coffee for processing after it is harvested. The iron rich acidic soil and high altitude of the region are ideal for growing specialty coffee and the Kochere district is known for producing some of the most lively Yirgacheffe coffees in the region. 

Ethiopia is the birthplace of Arabica coffee, and one of the finest coffee-producing countries in the world.  The legend of how coffee was discovered tells the story of a goat breeder discovering coffee by watching his goats act strange after eating the fruits of an unfamiliar tree. He took the fruit's seeds to the nearest monastery, where the monks prepared a tea from them. The monks then felt very energetic and stayed awake all night long. After the monks discovered the effect of the beans, the news was shared from monastery to monastery. Coffee was then transported from Ethiopia to Egypt and Yemen and so on. 

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:: Tasting Notes ::
Floral, apple juice, white grape

 

Region: Kochere, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1798 - 1996m
Varietal: Indigenous Heirloom
Process: Washed, sun dried on raised beds

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