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Climpson and Sons - Fields V11: Reko, Ethiopia

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The Fields is our adventurous single origin espresso, showcasing the provenance of the coffee. Also well suited to filter methods. Notes: Pomegranate, cranberry, dried apricot

Reko washing station

In December 2013, during a blind cupping, our friends at Trabocca found this washed Yirgacheffe from Reko washing station. Reko is a small washing station in the Kochere region that was unknown to us at the time. The coffee stood out because of its pronounced aroma of peach, mango and other stone-fruits.

Reko washing station started production in 2001 and is located in Kochere, Yirgacheffe at an altitude of around 1850-2100 meters. During harvest, which normally takes place between late October and mid-January, about 850 farmers bring their red cherries to the washing station.

The washed coffees are first washed with water from a nearby river, after which they are pulped by an old Agard pulping-machine. The mucilage is removed by traditional fermentation, which lasts 36-48 hours depending on the weather conditions. The coffee is then dried on raised African beds (over 120 beds are present at the washing station) for 10-12 days.

Altitude: 1850 - 2100 masl
Farm/Coop: Reko Washing Station
Great for: Aeropress, Espresso, Filter
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Pomegranate, cranberry, dried apricot
Varietals: Mixed Heirloom, Kurume

Roasterr: Climpson and Sons

Climpson and Sons does not deliver to United Kingdom

Initial collection: Climpson & Sons - London

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.