Ethiopia Idido


The Cup

“Jasmine tea with a hint of blueberry biscuit.”



Kochere District is located a few kilometers to the southwest of Legendary coffee town of Yirgacheffe. What makes Gedo zone very important in the specialty coffee industry is its unique land scape, rolling mountains covered in lush green indigenous trees as far as you can see, serve as a canopy to protect the coffee tree from excessive sun exposure.

From this unique natural setting, artisanal farming practices and intensive care from the area farmers comes coffee better known as Gedeb, Kochere, Konga, Gellana, Abaya, Wenago and ETC. These districts prepare their coffee almost 65% Washed and 35% Natural ratio.

We get truly amazing coffee with yellow stone fruit flavor aromatic tone from to start to finish what makes washed Kochere different is that the strong and consistent presence of fruit infused tea flavor.

Aside from its near-legendary status as the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions, specifically within the southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe within the region of Sidama — areas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world. Coffee was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity. However, coffee has also adapted to the more arid climate of Harrar, in the northeast of the country; the varieties planted there have historically had more chocolatey, rich undertones. Processing, of course, also plays a significant part in what makes Ethiopian coffees distinct — both distinctly Ethiopian, as well as distinct from one another, washed or natural. One of the other things that make Ethiopia distinct as a growing country is the complexity involved in the coffee market there, and the myriad systems and customs that ensure there’s never a dull moment in sourcing the best lots, whether they are from individual farms, co-operatives or grower groups, or from the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), a market institution founded in 2008 in attempt to protect small farmers from various risks and market forces that threaten the profitability of their harvest. Cafe Imports is proud to offer a variety of Ethiopian coffees — an inventory not simply diverse in flavor, but that also represents the various relationships and buying practices that exist within coffee’s native region.

Origin Ethiopia
Region Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Farm Various smallholders
Variety Typica, various Ethiopian heirloom varieties
Altitude 1850–1880 masl
Proc. Method Washed