Elevation: 2,100 masl
Varietal: Kurume, Mixed Heirloom
Notes: Maple, Limoncello
Roast Level: Light
Reko washing station is named after Reko-Mountain, a tall and skinny mountain that towers above the hills of Kochere. Reko, translated in Afaan Oromo, means challenge. It refers to the challenge of climbing Reko-mountain.
Incoming coffee is washed with water from a nearby river, after which they are pulped with 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 for 10-12 days.
According to the Reko-team, the success of the washing station is threefold. First and foremost, the training and education of the staff and the suppliers.