In the latest installment of EmmMeetsCoffee, we get to explore tasting the exquisite Ethiopia Deri Kochoha roasted by Stovetop Coffee Roasters.
Walking up to my doorstep just like any other day, I come to find a nicely and thoughtfully designed box of goodies shipped from the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based coffee company. Inside of the box, I found two bags of coffees, each sourced from two opposite ends of the world as well as t-shirt (thanks Stovetop Roasters)!
Today, I want to highlight the Deri Kochoha, a single origin offering that comes from the Hagermaryam region of Sidamo, Ethiopia. It is a washed process coffee comprised of the Ethiopian heirloom variety.
Grown at 1,800-1950 meters above sea level, it is harvested at a relatively high elevation, allowing for sugars to slowly mature and develop, which certainly plays a huge role in how sweet the cup is after it’s been brewed! On the farm level side, cherries are traditionally disc-depulped and then undergo a double washing process, yielding a clean flavor profile.
Starting off with the packaging, it is carefully thought out and well-curated, each origin possessing different and unique sleeves that hug the coffee bags. Right in the front of each sleeve comes with a unique piece of art that Jared DeMeester illustrates, and on this one is the ‘Swaddled Hound.’
The fun wordplay is lighthearted, reminding me that this company takes coffee preparation and roasting seriously without taking themselves too seriously.
Brewing with the Hario Glass V60, with a recipe of 22 grams of whole bean coffee ground to a medium/fine coarseness (like table salt), adding 350 grams of hot water (203 degrees Fahrenheit), and finishing my brew at 2:50, this coffee is such a joy to drink and it is a coffee that you’d be sure to savor with each sip!
From its in-depth origin information, brew instructions, to the taste of the coffee, Stovetop Roasters have truly WOWwed me, and you should check them out. You’ll certainly be WOWwed too!
Until next time 💙,