Country of origin – Ethiopia
Region – Kore, Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Farm – Various smallholder farmers delivering to the Boji washing station
Variety – Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
Grade – 1
Processing Method – Washed
Altitude – 1795–1900 masl
Juicy, sweet and smooth with lots of florals, chocolate, caramel and cooked fruit flavors.
Kore is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processes, in the Kochere «district» or woreda within Yirgacheffe. Kore is about 25 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. Kochere is southwest of the town of Yirgacheffe and near a little village of Ch’elelek’tu. Kochere coffees have a strong fruit tea–like note that comes along with the citrus and stone fruit.The coffee is picked and delivered to the Boji washing station, depulped within 12 hours, and washed using spring water. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.