Coffee Reviews

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere – One Village Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere
  • Roaster
    One Village Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Price
    $15.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Sugary apricot, lemon & black tea
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Heirloom
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Yirgacheffe
  • Elevation
    1800 - 2000 MASL
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60
  • Roast Date
    January 15, 2020
  • Review Date
    January 25, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
8.5 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Sweetness
  • Great flavor
  • Balance

Cons
  • Shorter finish

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One Village Coffee is a B Corporation, which means they “balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.”1 I love when roasters have a larger mission than just roasting coffee. Paying farmers fair wages, thinking of sustainability with ever business decision and more are important ways roasters can make a larger impact—and I think it is important for coffee customers to support roasters that put an emphasis on those elements in addition to roasting great coffee. For that reason, I was really excited to recently get a chance to try One Village Coffee’s latest Ethiopian coffee, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere.

The coffee begins with an incredibly strong fragrance that is sweet, bright and full of citrus notes. As you begin to sip the coffee, it lemon-lime citrus notes and sweetness overwhelm your palette and more subtle notes of berry and raisin provide the undertones. The flavor evolves as it cools and the sweetness becomes even more pronounced. The light, tea-like body is supported by a delicate, yet strong sweetness and a balanced, yet very bright acidity. The coffee has a nice medium finish that ends with a wonderful little sparkle.

The Bottom Line

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere is a complex coffee that was incredibly fun to explore. From the layered flavors to the seemingly contradictory attributes, I was continuously impressed each time I’ve come back to the coffee. I’m looking forward to explore the coffee in more brew methods and in different styles to see how it changes each time. As a lover of bright, sweet, African coffees, this was one I am happy I didn’t miss.

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References
  1. https://bcorporation.net/
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