Ethiopia
Rocko Mountain Reserve

Taste Profile

Intense florals, with notes of  strawberries and sweet lime

 

Background


If you enjoy your coffees with plenty of fruity floral funk, then a good natural Ethiopian hits the mark. We have stocked some fine Ethiopian Naturals previously like the Konga and Adado coffees from the Yirgacheffe region in Sidama, so we like to always have a coffee from this region available.


Yirgacheffe is both a town and grade of coffee in Ethiopia. The town itself is located in the Gedeo zone in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State  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.

This present offering is from a group of smallholders farmers based around Rocko Mountain in the Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. 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.

The cost of this coffee includes a donation to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation. This is a non-profit organisation that empowers girls in Ethiopia through running and education. So far since 2006, 210 women and girls have been supported by GGRF and are challenging some of the social and cultural norms in Ethiopia by continuing their education at university. The UN Population Fund identified that early marriage is the most prevalent factor in cutting short the education of girls across all regions in Ethiopia.


Region

Southern Nations, Yirgacheffe, Haricha Woreda, Ge

Farm

Rocko Mountain

Farmer

Smallholder farmers in Rocko Mountain

Varietal

Heirloom

Altitude Range

1950m - 2150m

Process

Natural, sundried

Crop

2017

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