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ETHIOPIAN YIRGACHEFFE KOKE - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee

SKU ORI-ETYKMD-BE250
by Redber
21 reviews
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Original price £7.75 - Original price £121.50
Original price
£7.75
£7.75 - £121.50
Current price £7.75
Grind: Beans
Weight: 250g

Flavours of coconut, white grape and lime. 

What you need to know...

  • Flavours - Coconut, white grape & lime
  • Aroma Woody & Berry
  • Body - Medium
  • Acidity - Mild

Perfect for...

Filter coffees and delicious in cafetiere.  

The finer details... 

  • Origin: Ethiopia 
  • Region: Yirgacheffe
  • Altitude: 1870 - 1900m
  • Variety: Dega, Kudhume, Wolisho
  • Processed Method:Natural
  • SCA Score: 88

    Kokie washing station has 10 fermentation tanks to process cherry that is brought by local small holder farmers to them. Located just on the outside edges of Yirgacheffe town, in the Gedeo zone, the area has great growing conditions as well as being notorious for producing classic ‘Ethiopian’ coffee. The reputation is bolstered by the first washing station in Ethiopia being in Yirgacheffe, introduced back in the 1970’s. Coffee is typically grown on a very small scale in the gardens of producers, where it is intercropped with other subsistence crops such as Enset, a crop low in vitamins and minerals, but calorie dense. This is often on a small plot of land adjacent to the home; the area has just 7.74% of it’s population as living in urban settings.

    Wolisho, Dega and Kudhume are three varietals that grow locally in the Gedeo Zone. Most farmers grow at least two of these varieties, though there is little documentes history on these. IT is not yet understood if these are specific varieties or part of a larger family of coffee. Other zones also have these varietals under slightly different names, so it is not uncommon to find a small variance in spelling.

    Kudhume (Kudhumi, Kurume) has a small bean size and is known for disease resistance, also popular in the Guji. Dega sits in the middle with average bean size and tree height, whilst Wolisho (Walichu) exhibits a larger bean size. The names stem mainly from local indigenous trees – Dega is commonly used as firewood and has a reputation for it’s fragrant characteristics (though could also come from a linguistic term in Amharic relating to altitude and temperature that coincide with it’s terrain). Kudhume relates to the Kurume tree that produces small fruit with a good yield – the coffee varietal displays the same characteristics, and Wolisho resembles the characteristics of the tree too, being larger fruit, but an inconsistent yield year after year.

    Customer Reviews
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    NA
    22/05/2022
    Neil A.
    United Kingdom

    Delicious Coffee

    As you can probably tell, this is my go to coffee every time. I really find it hard to try others as I love the flavour & smoothness so much. The roast is perfect & the service once again from the Redber team is first class. Superb.

    JS
    19/05/2022
    JON S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Best coffee

    Gorgeous

    NA
    02/03/2022
    Neil A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Best Coffee Ever (IMO)

    I absolutely love this coffee & find it very hard to buy anything different. I have tried many different types & flavours & this is the one I go to every time & have bought for a good few years now & Redber get the roast perfect every time. I feel the flavour of this coffee is very hard to beat.

    R
    26/01/2022
    Ryan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Not for me

    This has great reviews and for some, i am sure this coffee tastes great. Unfortunately for my taste buds i have discovered that i am not a fan of these beans. I am still learning about the flavour contrasts which can lead to fun discoveries. I now know that "woody" flavour coffee is not an every day taste. The first taste took me immediately think i had eaten farm hay from a sheep pen. I did give this a few drinks over a few days using filter and pour over. I changed the grind size but each method still tasted odd. Dont take my review as gospel. Everyone is different and i am sure my tastes buds like beans you may not too.

    WK
    19/01/2022
    W K.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Tastes good

    Fruity tasty medium dark roast, beans roast level is uniform, would buy again