Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Kochere Debo
Just tried coffee like nothing before! HasBean say “It’s a marmite coffee: you will either love it or you will hate it. You have been warned”. I find it hard to believe how anyone can dislike it!
It’s actually changed my perception of coffee! It’s 100% natural, tastes incredible, and it’s the perfect hangover cure. It’s an early rise and shine breakfast coffee!
Why Is It so Great?
It tastes like blueberries; not a subtle hint, but a fully overwhelming flavour which is astounding as there are NO ADDED FLAVOURINGS. At the first sip, the strong blueberries smack you in the mouth. Its not a delicate touch of blueberries that only coffee connoisseurs can appreciate; this is a full on blueberry coffee as if blueberries were mashed into the cup!
The coffee was roasted and ground only one day before I opened it and immediately I could smell the blueberry! Even when I tasted the grounds I could taste blueberry!
I know I keep going on about the blueberries, and don’t get me wrong, this is still a proper coffee, just with extra flavour. I brewed it via AeroPress and as it bloomed the super sweet blueberry aroma hit me. I went slightly mad and decided to use a very coarse “jug” grind. I used 1 and a half scoops (I didn’t have scales) and water 30 seconds off the boil (tap water from Durham, UK). Pre-infused/bloomed for 20 seconds, then I let it brew roughly 1 minute and 45 seconds. Finally I extracted then topped up the mug with 2 inches of water!
And Was It Worth It?
The delicious biting acidity of blueberries hits the front of the tongue, then as the coffee slides down smoothly, you feel the full bodied nature of the coffee – it leaves an incredible sweet aftertaste which lingers on the tongue and makes you crave more.
Area: Central southern Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe, Kochere
Altitude: 1950-2150 meters
Varietal: Kurume and other heirloom varietals
Processing: Natural process
Altitude: 1950-2100 meters
How Is It Harvested?
Hand picked – sun dried in the cherry on raised beds for 4-6 weeks. During this period, the cherries are turned every couple of hours to stop mould or over fermentation!
Type of Roast
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.
Perfect Daily Grind.