Ethiopia Kochere Saona Washed
Region: SNNPR, Gedeo, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 1,900-2,100 masl
Plant Varietal: Heirloom
Tasting Notes: Lemon Custard, Lychee, Apricot
Saona is the iconic bean model we selected in the Yirgacheffe production area. It debuted in 2018 and left a high score of 95 in the Coffee Review. Due to the production area and the impact of the epidemic factor in the 2020 season, we have not even launched any batches of Saona. The increasing difficulty of finding beans also shows our persistence in the setting and standard of Saona.
Kochere is a small area within the well-known Yirgacheffe coffee-growing region of Ethiopia. Located in the SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region) of southern Ethiopia, Kochere is just south of the town of Yirgacheffe and is 250 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. The area contains washing stations where local farmers can bring their coffee for processing after it is harvested. The iron-rich acidic soil and high altitude of the region are ideal for growing specialty coffee and the Kochere district is known for producing some of the most lively Yirgacheffe coffees in the region.