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. This slows down the maturation process of the cherries allowing the fruit to create more complexities, as well as density to hold the flavors in.
Cherries are handpicked between November and January and delivered to the Gora Kona washing station. 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. The wind creates a great drying condition for the coffee by pulling off excess humidity to allow for even drying.
Although this coffee is very fruity, it is not highly acidic. The flavors are tied to the incredible amount of sweetness this coffee holds within and keeps it very balanced.
Farmer: Various small farmers
Farm: Gora Kone Washing Station
Altitude: 2050 MSL
Taste: Strawberry, blueberry, black cherry, plum, milk chocolate
Aromatics: Strawberry, cherry, chocolate
Recommended Brewing Methods:
19 in 300 out
Medium coarse grind
In the cup, it screams dessert coffee with flavors of chocolate, Port wine, rose and cherry – reminiscent of an overly dramatic romantic scene in an old movie. As it cools, strong flavors of blueberry syrup take over with fresh florals and a lingering milk chocolate. The body brings a lot of harmony throughout the cup, capturing these fleeting florals, loads of fruit, and sweet chocolate.
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