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Foundry Rocko Mountain Reserve – Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

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This is it people! This coffee is without doubt our most anticipated yet. This bean has just been showcased as espresso at Cup North to universal acclaim and, at times, near feverish excitement. It’s this bean that we feel best illustrates the value in working so closely with a world class barista throughout the roast profiling process. Although you can buy this bean elsewhere, we feel that we have unlocked the potential of this crop in a way that no-one else has yet managed to do.

Prior to Cup North, we gave an exclusive pre-release quantity of Rocko Mountain Reserve to UK Coffee Forums, for their ‘Lighter Side of Life’ subscription club. Clearly this is special coffee but don’t take our word for it, read what UK Coffee Forum members made of it here

So, we have a slightly lighter roast than you may be used to from us. You’ll find an abundance of strawberries and wild florals as soon as you grind the coffee and these flavours shine through however you approach brewing it. In espresso you have that natural funk but it presents itself in an unusually clean and sophisticated way. It’s exciting without being overpowering. Flatties taste like strawberry milkshakes but with a boozy, heady finish.

In hand brewed you’ll still get huge fruits and florals; but it’s the way the complexity, the funk and the mouthfeel combine that make this coffee so drinkable.

Please be aware that some of the money made from the sale of this coffee goes to Girls Gotta Run Foundation. This is a really clever organisation that promotes women’s rights in a really smart way. You can read about what they do here

NEW! - Our Aeropress recipe


15g Coffee brewed at 95 degrees, a total of 240g water added.

These parameters should be used in conjunction with our Aeropress method, detailed here
Farm/Coop: Various smallholders located around Rocko Mountain
Great for: Aeropress, Espresso, Filter, Milky-Frothy, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Haricha Woreda, Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia.
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
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.