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Climpson and Sons - The Fields V8, Single Origin Espresso: EuReko

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Best served as espresso: Initial nectarine acidity with a caramel and sherbet candy finish
The Fields is adventurous. It is an explosion of ideas expressive of a journey, showcasing our provenance and that of the coffee. We want to tell a story with the Fields, which will change as new and exciting coffees are discovered. We want to share with you our favourite single origin espresso of the moment


From roast dates: 2nd Jan 2015

The Fields has gone solo as a single origin espresso. This time we have the Ethiopian Reko.

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: Espresso, Milky-Frothy, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes:
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.