This is the first Ethiopia that we ordered ourselves at Trabocca. Ethiopian coffees are a bit late this year, but we think this Gora Kone is right on time. Sidamo coffees are considered to be some of the best and we think the same way. It’s our first time we bought this and we hope you will like it. Expect some great notes like blueberries, lime and very juicy mouthfeels. Enjoy!
The Gora Kone washing station is situated in the Arsi region, next to the Nensebo river and the village of Werka. The station provides an income for 700 to 800 coffee smallholders. On the premise of these family farms, 3 hectares per farm on average, you find wanza and acacia trees that shade their coffee trees. Cherries are handpicked between November and January and delivered to Gora Kona washing station.
Both washed and natural processes are used to prepare cherries. Natural coffees are dried for 15-18 days on drying beds. The drying beds are situated on steep hillsides that are exposed to great amounts of wind. Washed coffee is fermented for 42-46 hours under water. The water is changed for fresh water every 12 hours. The coffee is washed with fresh water from the Gerenbicho river, an affluent of the Nensebo river. After being washed, they are dried for 10 to 12 days and laid to rest for 30 days so everything within the bean can settle.