Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Natural Coffee
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Natural Coffee
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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Natural Coffee
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Natural Coffee

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Natural Coffee

Regular price $ 16.50
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REGION: Yirgacheffe
FARM / CO-OP: Smallholder Contributors to Koke Washing Station
ELEVATION: 1800 meters
PROCESS: Natural
TASTING NOTES: Strawberry, Nutella, Lavender

ROAST LEVEL: Light/City

The Koke washing station is named for the Koke kebele, or town, where it is located in the Yirgacheffe district of the Gedeo Zone. Ally has a long-standing relationship with the family-owned Koke washing station, which was built in 2011 and has seen many improvements since 2015, when the washing station staff began providing guidance to contributing producers regarding steps to increase coffee quality.  We have been providing feedback to Koke and sourcing with them for more than five years, and we look forward to many more years of fruitful partnership.

The Koke station stands on the side of a hill, with coffee grown above and below the station. For the last five years, the Koke station managers have been separating out the higher elevation cherries for Ally, and the quality clearly shows. 96 small scale farmers provided cherries to Koke this harvest, most of them multi-generational family farmers.

Natural Processing

Coffee cherries delivered to the washing station are first separated by hand to remove the less dense cherries. Then the remaining cherry is taken to Koke’s 89 raised beds to dry in the sun, which takes about 21 days. Tarps are often used to keep the coffee from drying too quickly and losing its beautiful and characteristic cup profile. Natural processed coffee dried with cherry is then milled to remove the husks and stored in the dry mill warehouse.

 

We roast on Mondays and Thursdays and ship the next day. All orders placed on Monday or Thursday after 9:00 am will be shipped after the next roast day.