Ethiopia, Lecho Torka

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  • We Taste: Vanilla, Pineapple, Lemon
  • Process: Washed
  • Varietal: 74110, 74112, Heirloom Landacres
  • Region: Oromia, Guji, Uraga
  • Altitude: 1,980 - 2,230 masl

A beautiful coffee sourced from smallholders in one of the most perfect coffee growing regions in the world.

Lecho Torka is a washing station named for the nearby village as well as for the nearby Lecho Torka forest. Lecho Torka is located in the Guji zone of the Uraga district of Ethiopia. This area offers up some of the highest elevations throughout Ethiopia. With rich soils and a coffee-loving microclimate, this region produces coffees that are dense in structure, and loaded with fruits and sweetness. These high elevations and dense cell structures mean slower ripening times, which translate to simply gorgeous coffees.

Like in most of Ethiopia, growers in the Uraga district are smallholders, aka “garden farmers,” so called because most of them are producing coffee in the “garden” areas around their homes, and often harvesting cherries from coffee occurring naturally on the land where they live. Farm sizes tend to be between .5 to 2 hectares in size on average, though occasionally can reach upwards of 10 hectares. The average yearly yield in green coffee from the smaller farms is around 2 to 4 bags.

Since its construction in 2016, 453 small holder farmers from the surrounding area bring their ripe cherries to Lecho Torka washing station. And though this area of Ethiopia is very remote, its incredible climate and meticulous coffee processing produces coffees stand out on any cupping table year after year making all the hard work well worth it.

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Kenneth R.
United States United States
go guji

clean lemony tea very sweet entry honeydew some resiny honey notes add to juicy aftertaste. classic. thank you

Kenneth R.
United States United States

lovely soft lemony entry black tea melon hints of frankincense juicy long finish. Yirgacheffe like beans immaculately roasted thank you very pleasurable