Description

Any Ethiopian coffees we release at Ancoats are always a big hit with our customers. The complexity and flavour profile that you can find in the country is incomparable. This Bonde Kochere is from the same washing station as last year’s Kercha, a big staff favourite of ours. This year however we decided to go for their washed, which has more complex subtleties compared to the super bold natural flavours of the last.

You can expect notes of sencha green tea, with a jasmine aroma and ripened yet balanced fruit acidities. It’s a great coffee for any home brew methods, especially on V60 and Kalita. The delicate and balanced flavours make this coffee a perfect morning brew.

 

£13.50£31.00

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Producer

884 local smallholders

Cup Profile

Green Tea, Jasmine, Grapefruit

Country

Ethiopia

Preparation

Washed

Terroir

Gedeo Zone, Kochere

Genetics

Heirloom

Altitude

1800-2100m

Cup Score

Sourcing

Israel Degafa trought Kamba Coffee

Description

Any Ethiopian coffees we release at Ancoats are always a big hit with our customers. The complexity and flavour profile that you can find in the country is incomparable. This Bonde Kochere is from the same washing station as last year’s Kercha, a big staff favourite of ours. This year however we decided to go for their washed, which has more complex subtleties compared to the super bold natural flavours of the last.

You can expect notes of sencha green tea, with a jasmine aroma and ripened yet balanced fruit acidities. It’s a great coffee for any home brew methods, especially on V60 and Kalita. The delicate and balanced flavours make this coffee a perfect morning brew.

 

Israel is part of a new generation of driven and ambitious farmers in Ethiopia. Thanks to the changes implemented by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) in 2017, farmers can now sell their coffees directly to the specialty market. Before the change all coffees had to be sold via ECX, where different farmers’ lots were graded by quality from 1 to 5 and blended together. These days, Ethiopian producers can offer complete traceability.

Israel has been working on direct sales since 2013, when he founded his exporting company Kerchanshe. Many farmers will be following in his steps over the coming years

Kamba Coffee, who sourced this coffee for us have said: “Several farms are currently in the process of applying for export licenses and have begun to detach themselves from the washing stations by processing their coffees directly on their farms.”

 

Israel sells coffees from his own farms and also processes cherries from several local smallholders. He has implemented a program to teach better picking practices to producers so they can achieve better prices for their cherries. Simply put, the better the production, the better the quality, and the better the prices the farmers can expect to receive. 

However, Israel ensures that every coffee is bought at a premium above the government fixed rate, no matter what. All farmers have access to membership with Kerchanshe so the company can keep a record of their quality improvements and assure an ongoing relationship. Israel also offers micro finance, healthcare and schools for local children who would otherwise have to walk up to three hours to class each day.

All said, we are big fans of Israel and his approach to bettering his community coffee and we hope to keep working with him for many years to come.