Picacho Coffee – Kochere Ethiopia

Kochere Ethiopia from Picacho Coffee Roasters


roaster: Picacho Coffee Roasters, Las Cruces NM
origin: Kochere, Ethiopia
price: $16.00
tasting: 8/12/17

Picacho is the name of a famous mountain and state park in New Mexico, hence the origin of the coffee roaster’s name. This coffee comes from Kochere Ethiopia, which is the Gedeo Zone and just south of the famous coffee town of Yirgacheffe. It’s also interesting to see these beans being grown at an altitude higher that 2,000 meters, which is one of the higher growing regions in the world. Higher elevation coffee beans are denser with more sugar, this typically adds more acidity and stronger flavor to the coffee.

As an espresso it’s surprisingly soft with notes of butterscotch. We expected more acidity and floral notes. The coffee is very smooth for an espresso. It’s not your typically espresso, but easy drinking with a nice flavor profile.

Espresso Rating – 89pts.

As a pour over coffee it surprises again, it’s not floral or exotic in taste. It’s smooth and rich like a South American coffee. It’s not over whelming in flavor, but nice and savory. Toned down notes of butterscotch, and even hints of chocolate. This is a coffee the majority of coffee drinkers will enjoy and appreciate.

Coffee Rating – 86pts.

We also tried the Sidama Ethiopia, from Picacho, this was an exceptional coffee.  Nice and well balanced, and worth checking out as well.

Finally Mike is testing out some YouTube Espresso Review Videos – Watch the Picacho Coffee Review

Special thanks to the Picacho team for the coffee, visit them at Picacho.coffee

About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.