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Koke Washing Station • Honey Heirloom Varieties

Sale price$9.44

all coffees on this website are sold green


Recommended Roast Level

City (Light)

Tasting Notes

Don't let the honey process mislead you.  This is our 3rd or 4th straight year offering this Ethiopian coffee and it feels like it gets better with each year.  This year it tastes like the prototypical complex natural Ethiopian coffee.  With great complexity and the always chasing / rarely attaining blueberry notes.  The dense mouthfeel pairs perfectly with this coffee's flavor notes.  It is best put on display in a pour over, I'd recommend a Chemex.  But don't let that recommendation limit you.  This can be a bright and clean premium espresso as well.

Koke Washing Station Coffee Production

This Koke Honey lot was sourced from approximately 1,200 small-scale farmers from Birbes Kela, Koke, Konga, Wedessa, and Tisho. These farmers bring their cherry harvests to the Koke and Birbes Kele washing stations for processing. The Koke washing station, constructed in 2011, has undergone numerous enhancements since 2015, when the washing station personnel began offering guidance to contributing producers on methods to boost coffee quality. The coffee cultivated in the various districts and kebeles of the Gedeo Zone is frequently referred to as Heirloom varieties, many of which have been propagated and distributed to farmers over the past four decades.


Recommended Roast Level: City (Light)
Processing: Honey Process
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Blueberry, Mango, Honey, Herbs
Body: Complex, Earthy
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, V60
Country Region: Yirgacheffe
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Koke Washing Station
Producer: Smallholder Farms
Varietal: Kurume, Dega, Wolisho
Altitude: 1800m
Koke Washing Station • Honey Heirloom Varieties
Koke Washing Station • Honey Heirloom Varieties Sale price$9.44