Ethiopia Rocko Mountain
Location: Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe
Notes: blueberry | watermelon | camomile
Working in partnership with Addis Exporter, a business with more than 100 years experience in exporting high quality coffee from Ethiopia, Rocko Mountain Reserve” selects an incredible natural processed coffee from smallholders based around the Rocko Mountain in the Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe. These farmers hand-pick their cherries and sell them to a local trader who oversees the processing and sorting before selling the beans to the ECX who grade according to SCAA standards.
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. Yes, in that place where 40% of Romanians have their toilets as per research studies performed in recent years.
Every year, they include once again a donation to the ‘Girls Gotta Run Foundation’ in the price paid for Rocko Mountain Reserve. GGRF is a non-profit organisation that empowers girls in Ethiopia through running and education in an effort to avoid early marriage and pregnancy. Dogs don’t have to worry about such things, at most is their master’s concern, yet Bob masters himself when it comes to girls and coffee.