Gora Kone is a classic Ethiopia Natural: blueberry, lemon crème, and cocoa nib aromas with the flavor of fresh blueberries in the brewed cup. The smooth body carries white peach sweetness and kumquat acidity, leading to a layered finish of cocoa nib and bergamot.
Producer: Gora Kone Washing Station
Altitude: 6,234-6,725 feet
Notes: Blueberry, Cocoa Nib, Kumquat
The Gora Kone washing station is situated in the Arsi zone, next to the Nensebo river and the village of Werka. The station provides an income for between 700 and 800 coffee smallholders. Most of these family farms are about 3 hectares, with wanza and acacia trees shading their heirloom coffee trees. Cherries are handpicked and delivered to Gora Kone washing station for processing.
Gora Kone handles both washed and natural coffees; this offering is naturally processed, meaning that the intact cherries are dried for 15-18 days on drying beds before having the skin, fruit, and parchment removed from the inner bean. The drying beds are situated on steep hillsides that are exposed to great amounts of wind for efficient drying.