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Reko Onacho

Floral, Vanilla, Lemon

After collaborating with coffee producer Faysel, we understood why he had no trouble producing an amazing coffee full of floral and vanilla notes, along with pleasant sweetness and a nice lemon acidity on the finish especially as it cools.


Origin: Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Variety: Kurume, Mixed Heirloom 

Process: Washed

Region: Yirgacheffe

Producer: Faysel A. Yonis

Elevation: 1950 - 2150 meters above sea level

 

The Reko washing station is named after the tall and skinny mountain that overlooks the hills of Kochere. Reko, translated in Afaan Oromo, means “challenge” and thus refers to the challenge of climbing the mountain. The Reko washing station sets the bar high for neighboring washing stations because they help to sustain coffee communities and consistently deliver exceptional coffees, year after year.

As soon as you pass the city of Dilla, you’ll notice the road roughening. A bumpy A8-highway, that feels like a country-side mountain bike trail, takes you to the Aricha mountains. Then a curly rocky road leads you to the gate of Aricha washing station. The famous Naga Singage mountain looms over the station and the Wogida river creates a continuous serene rush of water, only interrupted by singing Gedeo women stirring parchment and coffee cherry.

Faysel shared his plans to make Aricha a hub for quality Yiracheffe coffee. After the traditional coffee ceremony, the elders expressed their enthusiasm and gave their blessing. Faysel’s vision goes beyond coffee and business. Because besides reviving the station, Faysel started to work with the community to build an electricity-network for surrounding villages. Testi Coffee is also coordinating the construction of a school and plans to give families access to clean water.

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Regular price $18.00
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