Mammoth Coffee Company
Koke Honey (Ethiopia)
Apricot, Papaya, Starburst, Honey
Producer Various Smallholder Farmers
Producer Type Microlot
Variety Kerume, Dega, Wolisho
Elevation 1,800 masl
Koke Honey is back! One of our most popular coffees in 2022, we’re thrilled to re-introduce this season’s Koke Honey. This coffee comes from the Koke and Birbes Kela washing stations in the famed Yirgacheffe woreda in Ethiopia.
The aromatic profile of Koke Honey is unmistakably akin to ripe blueberries. Flavors of muddled mango and peach dominate the cup, with a honey-like sweetness and heavier body than typical washed-process coffees from the same region. A particularly well-structured coffee, its fruit-forward acidity and subtle floral notes remain intact as it cools.
Koke Honey, as its name implies, is a honey-processed coffee. The coffee cherries were fermented in-cherry for two days prior to being pulped. The pulped coffee was then dried on raised beds until optimal humidity was reached. The extra time that the cherry and inner mucilage is in contact with the beans adds fruity flavors and depth to the coffee.
Yirgacheffe holds a special place in the hearts of coffee enthusiasts. Considered by many to be the birthplace of coffee, Yirgacheffe translates as “Land of Many Springs,” which is in keeping with its ideal topography, elevation and water sources needed to produce some of the most sought-after coffees in the world.