ETHIOPIA--KOKE WASHING STATION
We are excited to announce a new coffee we have available in limited quantities for purchase online and in-store at KOS!
PRODUCER: Various Smallholders
ORIGIN: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 1800 MASL
VARIETAL: Kurume, Dega, Wolisho
NOTES: Brown Sugar, Black Tea, Stone Fruit, Citrus
TRANSPARENCY: KOS purchased this coffee for $5.00 per pound FOB.
FACTS: The Koke washing station is named for the Koke kebele, or town, where it is located in the Yirgacheffe district of the Gedeo Zone. This is a family-owned 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.
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, and the quality clearly shows. 96 small scale farmers provided cherries to Koke this harvest most of them multi-generational family farmers.