Reko

Ethiopia
Apricot, Ginger, Grapefruit

from$14

A Washed Ethiopian that’s up to the Challenge

Located in a geographic haven for coffee-lovers, our Reko coffee takes its name from the Reko mountain and the Reko coffee washing station located at 2,200 meters above sea level. Reko Mountain is a tall, thin peak whose name translates to “challenge,” referring to the arduous challenge of summiting the cliffs. The coffee producers here have adopted its symbolic value to refer to their challenge of cultivating and processing the best coffee in the region.

producer

Reko Washing Station

region

Kochere Wordea, Gedeo Zone

variety

Ethiopia Landrace

altitude

1850-2200 MASL

processing

Washed

body

Delicate (pillowy)

Complex Quality

The coffee here is marked by its floral, tea-like, and complex quality, grown and processed only a stone’s throw away from the world’s most unique and rare varieties. Even among world-class coffees, Reko is the sparkling gem of washed Ethiopian flavor.

We've been working with the Reko Washing Station since 2013

They have long 36-hour fermentation times after the coffee is pulped, they thoroughly wash the coffee in long channels followed by a 12-hour soak, and then the coffee is dried on raised beds for about two weeks while workers pick through the parchment to clean it up. Like most great coffees, the brilliance lies in the details, and they pay attention to every detail.