A very exotic and tasty Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
The Koke cooperative was established in 1975, and joined The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in 2002. It currently has 1,153 member farmers. All of the members grow their coffee on plots of land under 4 hectares. By joining the YCFCU, the Koke cooperative has benefited from being a part of a larger cooperative and a network of coffee producers. YCFCU has built schools, helped to bring electricity to small villages and communities, and built bridges to make transportation safer and easier.
Tasting Notes: A very smooth, clean, mild, lower acidity yet still exotic Ethiopian. Wonderful aromatics like many of the Ethiopian coffees, almost a match to jasmine tea. Lighter roasts show just a hint of acidity and come off very tea-like in the taste and smell, hints of floral and tea-like chocolaty factor, with a little sweeter edge. Medium roast get smooth with jazzy defined chocolate spice notes. Darker roasts get a bit edgy and smoky but retain those unique chocolaty spice notes that only an Ethiopian will provide.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast, best right around a nice medium roast but good from light to dark. Looks a shade or two darker than it really is, make sure to get past the expansion in size and most of the chaff coming off for lighter roasts.