Finally, we have contracted this gem from the Reko washing station. This coffee has been on our radar for years, and this year we finally took the plunge and forward contracted a lot with our friends at Trabocca. For us, we often notice subtle differences in the flavor profile of this coffee through the seasons (some of our favorite flavor notes being juicy raspberry, maple syrup, and ripe berry). However, this year we are happy to be able to finally offer this coffee with similar notes but with greater intensity on the sweetness and rounded complexity in the body!
The name Reko comes from the Reko Mountain located in the Kochere region of Ethiopia where the washing station for this coffee is located. Roughly 850 smallholder coffee farmers from surrounding areas contribute their beans to this washing station. The word Reko translated in Afaan Oromo means challenge; highlighting the challenge these producers have overcome to cultivate some of the best coffee in the region. We hope you enjoy this one, because we love it!