Kellenso Mekonissa: Washed – Ethiopia


A beautiful  bouquet of floral fruitiness.  Juicy nectarine is an easy note to pick up for new tasters.  Think hot peach tea with further notes of cantaloupe and Meyer lemon.  Medium light body and a buttery sweetness.

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Aklilu Kassa owns a number of coffee washing stations, including Mekonissa, where this beautiful coffee lot was processed with the C.A.F.E. Practices certification that includes gender equity training and no child labor.

Mekonissa draws water from a nearby river, and through a series of cement washing channels washes after pulping. Mekonissa is twenty years old and sits on 2.5 hectares of land. The rainy season in this part of Guji lasts approximately from June to October, and then the harvest begins and the washing station swings into movement and song while 170 seasonal workers join the 12 full time employees to process coffees.

Cup score: 89

Producer: Aklilu Kassa
Washing Station: Mekonissa
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Bule Hora Distric, West Guji
Altitude: 2000 – 2035 m a.s.l.
Process: Washed
Variety: Heirloom
Harvest: 2019
Certifications: Organic

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