Koke Washed, Ethiopia
12 ounce Valve Bag | From the Koke washing station in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia this coffee is bright and floral.
The Coffee – We’re excited to offer for the second year in a row this washed coffee from the Koke cooperative, one of several coffees we source from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia.
Koke stands on the side of a hill, with coffee grown above and below the station. For the last three years, the Koke station managers have been separating out the higher elevation cherries, and the quality clearly shows. 96 small scale farmers provided cherries to Koke this harvest, most of them multigenerational family farmers.
Prior to the depulping process the cherries are picked and sorted by hand. After being sorted, the coffee ferments naturally for 36-48 hours and is then washed with clean, running water that has a ph of 7.8. It is then soaked in clean water and dried in the sun on the washing station’s 106 raised beds for 18 days to retain 11.5% moisture.
Washing Station: Koke
Tasting notes: nectarine, white peach, rose hips, and honeysuckle