You may have noticed a particular Passport Collection coffee on our shelves recently: our Ethiopia Honey Yirgacheffe Koke. Coffee Review recently scored it at a 93, and (we think), for good reason! This coffee is a naturally processed coffee, meaning the bean is dried as it is when picked from the plant; the cherry is only removed after it's been completely dried. This is a common method, but results are sometimes unpredictable, yielding coffees that can lack clarity of flavor. Not so with the Ethiopia Koke. This one is fruit-forward with notes of dark chocolate, lemon verbena, maple syrup, and blueberry jam. It's full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel.
Yirgacheffe lies in southern Ethiopia, a coffee region that is small, but one of the most revered in the country and in the world. Plants are grown at an elevation ideal for producing harder, denser beans, which lends itself to a bean with more complex sugars and more distinctive flavors. The higher elevation, climate, and natural soil conditions contribute to producing beans with sweet, delicate floral notes when wet-processed and heavier fruity tones when natural-processed.
Out of 10, these were our scores in Coffee Review’s categories:
Come get yourself a bag of this delicious coffee at either of our Tequesta locations! Not ready to commit to a whole bag? Have your barista prepare a pour-over or French press! This coffee will win you over one way or another.
This coffee is of a limited supply, if you are even the slightest bit curious you should secure yourself a bag today!