Ethiopia Rocko Mountain

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Haricha Woreda, Yirgacheffe 

Process: natural

Notes: blueberry | watermelon | camomile

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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.