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SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Reko // 12 oz

$18.00

SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Reko // 12 oz

$18.00

This is the most recent harvest from the Reko washing station in Kochere Ethiopia and the third year we have sourced coffee from the region. The washing station takes its name from the Reko mountain, a tall and skinny mountain that towers above the hills of Kochere. The harvest takes place between late October and mid-January, after which it is milled, sorted and packaged for export - usually arriving stateside as early as late April, but more typically in June or July. During harvest, about 850 small farmers bring their freshly harvested coffee cherries to the washing station. Incoming coffee is washed with water from a nearby river, then pulped. The remaining mucilage on the coffee seed (bean) is removed by traditional fermentation (i.e., soaked in a large open air tank full of water), which lasts 36-48 hours depending on the weather at the time. The coffee is then dried on raised beds for 10-12 days before heading off to dry mills for final processing and export. In the cup look for notes of honeysuckle, melon, and jasmine. Thanks for sticking with us and trusting us with your coffee. We wish you well during these singular times. Enjoy.

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