Tasting Notes: Apricot, Jasmine, Red Currant
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Producers: Faysel Yonis
The Reko washing station is named after the nearby Reko mountain, which means 'challenge' in Afaan Oromo. The name refers to the challenge of climbing the mountain, but Faysel Yonis & Masreshu Sima who own and operate the washing station adopted the symbolism: it is their challenge to produce the best coffees in Yirgacheffe. To do so, Reko washing station employs several site managers that are assigned to specific lots as they come in. Rather than focusing on one part of the production, these managers follow the lots from sorting and pulping all the way through drying and packing - ensuring that each lot has consistent attention from the same trained professional. The final produced lots from the Reko washing station have bold, bright flavors and consistent quality - like the one you're about to enjoy!
Reko is a pronounced coffee with flavors so bold we initially thought it was a natural when we did our first blind cupping. We tasted a juicy apricot note along with sparkling jasmine flavor, capped off with a bit of tartness similar to red currant. It was a total stand-out on the cupping table and we just knew that the club needed to try this one. Afer you give it a brew, we think you'll understand why.