Qore Kelloo

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<b>Variety: </b> Ethiopian Heirloom
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<b> Processing: </b> Honey
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<b> Origin: </b>  Kochere, Ethiopia
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<b> Producers:</b> Kochere Small-holders
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1800-2100m
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<p>Qore is an excellent mill high up in the mountains of Ethiopia that has been producing some really exceptional honey coffees like this one. Local small-holders bring their coffee cherries to the mill where everything is hand-sorted into grades and floated to remove any defects before initial processing. The densest beans are reserved for honey processing, and after the initial pulping almost all of the mucilage is left on during drying - which is often referred to as "black honey" processing at other origins. The beans dry for about 20 days, and are agitated throughout to break up any clumps and encourage even drying. </p>
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Flavor-wise, Qore Kelloo #3 is a delicious mix of sweet, tart, and savory flavors. A sticky plum note almost certainly results from the honey processing, and a nice floral quality emerges as well. We also found the flavors here reminiscent of home-made granola, with a bit of spice and savory taste giving the brew a weighty, substantial character. Honey coffees are always a blast because of the range of flavors they can present, and this is a great example of how unique and exciting they can be. Try brewing a few different ways, and let us know which method produces the tastiest result! 
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Tasting Notes: Floral, Plum, Granola

Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom

Processing: Honey

Origin: Kochere, Ethiopia

Producers: Kochere Small-holders

Altitude: 1800-2100m

Qore is an excellent mill high up in the mountains of Ethiopia that has been producing some really exceptional honey coffees like this one. Local small-holders bring their coffee cherries to the mill where everything is hand-sorted into grades and floated to remove any defects before initial processing. The densest beans are reserved for honey processing, and after the initial pulping almost all of the mucilage is left on during drying - which is often referred to as "black honey" processing at other origins. The beans dry for about 20 days, and are agitated throughout to break up any clumps and encourage even drying.

Flavor-wise, Qore Kelloo #3 is a delicious mix of sweet, tart, and savory flavors. A sticky plum note almost certainly results from the honey processing, and a nice floral quality emerges as well. We also found the flavors here reminiscent of home-made granola, with a bit of spice and savory taste giving the brew a weighty, substantial character. Honey coffees are always a blast because of the range of flavors they can present, and this is a great example of how unique and exciting they can be. Try brewing a few different ways, and let us know which method produces the tastiest result!

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Alan Chen

Averill Park

Member Since
October '14
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Perfect roast!

I like lighter roasted coffees where the aroma is inviting and not burnt, the beans are not oily, and these make the sweetest espresso for me. This Ethiopian batch knocked it out of the park on all fronts!

02/11/19

Jesse Walz

Kalamazoo

Member Since
January '19
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Interesting but not a favorite

This coffee had an almost yogurty aroma in the bag which piqued my interest for sure. When brewed, that didn't really translate into the flavor, but the coffee was decent. I got a little bit of a granola flavor (I assume from the honey processing method). Overall, it's a good coffee but not one that I would purchase again.

02/11/19

Alexis Bartschi

Las Cruces

Member Since
January '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Great tasting!

I love this coffee, its a little sweet and has great bold flavor.

02/13/19

David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Top Notch

Superb coffee - complex, robust, smooth, with a nice mouth feel and finish. Well-balanced with high and low notes, and a nice round middle. Love this coffee.

02/21/19