Way off the beaten path in the eastern corner of Sidamo, Ethiopia, you’ll find West Arsi and the Gora Kone washing station, nestled into a river valley below the mountain. A majority of the farmers that utilize this washing station operate in small fields on the mountainside, many below four hectares, and grow some of the area’s best coffee. The Gore Kone washing station works closely with Testi Coffee, a coffee exporter that deals exclusively in specialty coffee, to lay the foundation for high-quality coffee and build relationships with farmers in the area.
Clean and complex, the Gore Kone is a sparkling example of what we love about washed Ethiopian coffees. The first sip takes you straight to spring, with light delicate white peach and bright tangy sweet lemon. Its soft fruity sweetness balances with a toasty floral Oolong finish, making the Gore Kone a wonderfully complex cup.
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