Ethiopia
Rocko Mountain Reserve

Taste Profile

Floral with notes of strawberries and sweet lime.

 

Background

We love Ethiopian natural processed coffees. This is the third year we have offered the delicious Rocko Mountain Reserve, a natural processed coffee from small holdings based around the Rocko Mountain in Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe.

 

Yirgacheffe is both a town and grade of coffee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in Southern Ethiopia. More than any other country, Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coffee varieties, with each type having distinctive taste, shape and colour. As a result, each region in the country can offer a different flavour profile, forming the grading system for Ethiopian coffees e.g. Sidamo, Harrar, Limu, Djimmah etc. A Yirgacheffe grade coffee can offer one of the most distinctive flavour profiles in the world with pungent floral aroma and intense citrus flavour.

 

The coffee from Rocko Mountain is grown by a group of smallholders farmers. These farmers have hand-picked their cherries and sold them to a local trader who oversees the processing and sorting before selling the beans to the the commodity exchange who are responsible for  grading the beans according to SCAA standards. The best lots are then purchased by the exporter for their Rocko Mountain Reserve.


Our green bean supplier, Falcon Specialty Coffees, supports the Girls Gotta Run Foundation in the price paid for the Rocko Mountain Reserve. This is a non-profit organisation that empowers girls in Ethiopia through running and education. So far since 2006, 90 female athletes have been supported by GGRF and has helped these individuals reach their athletic, educational and personal goals.



Region

Haricha Woreda, Gedeo Zone

Farm

Rocko Mountain

Farmer

Smallholders

Varietal

Heirloom

Altitude Range

1950m - 2150m

Process

Natural

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