Kochere, Ethiopia


by smallholder farmers
Tastes: Light, floral, Earl Grey, lemon oil
Varietial: Indigenous Heirloom
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1,850-1,950m
Region: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Importer: Royal Coffee


When you buy this special coffee, $2.00 from every pound goes directly to build a Kindergarten in Ethiopia through our imagine1day project.

Kochere is sourced from family-owned farms in the Kochere district of the Gedeo region of Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Kochere micro-region has long been known as one of the best origins for southern Ethiopian coffee. The combination of very high altitude and iron-rich, acidic soil creates the ideal growing situation to produce the bright, floral Yirgacheffe profile.

As you may know, our Over + Above program supports coffee growing communities beyond paying producers excellent prices for their coffees. This year we have partnered with imagine1day to build a kindergarten in Haro Dumal, Ethiopia. Haro Dumal is located in Oromia, a coffee growing region JJ Bean has been buying coffee from for 20 years. imagine1day has prioritized this community because of the high number of children in the community and the lack of facilities. Of 172 children in the age group, only 68 are enrolled in school. The children who attend school do not have a classroom so they sit on the ground or on rocks under a tree.

imagine1day joined Ethiopia’s commitment to see every Ethiopian child receive access to quality education free of foreign aid by 2030. It’s an incredible goal that can be achieved within the next decade. 100% of money donated will go directly to this kindergarten, thanks to Chip and Shannon Wilson’s generous endowment. Join our imagine1day campaign and see how they’ve impacted Ethiopia for yourself: https://imagine1day.org/events/jjbean-x-imagine1day/