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Foundry Coffee Roasters: Ethiopia, Rocko Mountain, Natural, Whole bean

Tasting notes: Strawberries and floral notes and a wonderful dark chocolate orange

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This is a coffee that barely needs an introduction. This is the fifth time in a row that we have bought this coffee and yet again, it is set to be our best seller. The wildness has been toned down this year and the coffee is much more balanced. In the cup you can expect the usual strawberries and floral notes but this time we have a wonderful dark chocolate orange thing going on too. Just stunning.

Brewing Guide

V60: 12g dose, 2:20 brew time . Aeropress: 15g dose, 3:00 brew time. Espresso: 18g > 36g in 42 seconds, including a 6 second pre-infusion using flat burrs.

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 (SNNPRS) 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. It is widely argued that a Yirgacheffe grade coffee can offer one of the most distinctive flavour profiles in the world with pungent floral aroma and intense citrus flavour.

Processing in Yirgacheffe can take the form of both washed and natural, with most of the coffee growing at over 2000 metres above sea level. Much of the coffee grown in Ethiopia is done using traditional methods, under shade trees alongside other crops and without the use of chemicals. Coffee from Yirgacheffe is often referred to as ‘garden coffee’ as it is grown on very small plots, often in the back yard of small dwellings.

Working in partnership with Addis Exporter, a business with more than 100 years experience in exporting high quality coffee from Ethiopia, we have been able to select an incredible natural processed coffee from smallholders based around the Rocko Mountain in the Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. These smallholder 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 ECX who grade according to SCAA standards. Addis Exporter then purchase the top quality lots from the ECX and select the best for their ‘Rocko Mountain Reserve’

Farm/Coop: Rocko Mountain
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Black, With milk
Origin: Ethiopia, Africa
Region: Haricha Woreda, Godeo Zone
Owner: Co Operative Owned, Various Smallholders
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Tasting Notes: Strawberries and floral notes and a wonderful dark chocolate orange
Varietals: Heirloom

Roaster: Foundry Coffee Roasters

Roasting and delivery information

We roast to order and at least three times per week. We will ship your order on our roasting day as long as it is received by the day before.

We use Royal Mail 1st class post in especially designed, letterbox friendly packaging.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


Initial collection: Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.