HONEYSUCKLE + JASMINE | WATERMELON, PEACH, MELON + HONEY DRIZZLED FLOWERS
Fresh crop Ethiopi is back! We're starting out the summer with an absolute banger from the newest addition to the fam: Gore Dako. Similar to Yukro and Kolla Bolcha, but with some brighter more floral qualities, this is a can't miss coffee. Sourced from the highest altitudes of Agaro, this coffee is honeyed and crazy sweet and has an array of fruited flavors. Aromatics of honeysuckle and jasmine lead to flavors of watermelon, peach, melon, and honey drizzled flowers.
ORIGIN: Agro, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 2000-2100 masl
VARIETY: Ethiopia Landraces
PROCESS: Washed, raised drying beds
TASTING NOTES: Honeysuckle, jasmine, watermelon, peach, melon and honey drizzled flowers
ROAST TYPE: Light
Gore Dako opened for its first harvest season this past fall, 2019. It’s location is ideal: found in the southern end of Agaro Gera in the same forests that members from Kolla Bolcha and Biftu Gudina farm their coffees, this area is also very close to the border of Goma, home to Duromina and Hunda Oli. We’ve found the coffees have an exceptionally fruited character along the lines of candied citrus and honey, and although this is our first year working with Gore Dako (and their first year operating), we anticipate many gorgeous harvest to come.
Part of the Kata Muduga cooperatives, Gore Dako is part of the larger Agaro region in Jimma, an area that has always formed a core part of the Red Fox menu with relationships extending back even further, over a decade. In 2009 when we first met the people behind the Nano Challa cooperatives, their coffees were flowing into the marketplace undifferentiated and undervalued. Once USAID’s Technoserve project, which focused on improving African coffee farmers’ lives by helping them get better prices for their coffee, established the Nano Challa washing station, we saw the unique character of their coffee and invested in developing relationships with its producers, which have grown stronger to this day. More coops have sprung up over time, and they each contribute a unique character and have their own name recognition and renown. Gore Dako now joins their ranks.
We’re thrilled to add Gore Dako into the mix. With notes of candied cantaloupe, buttercream and white honey, their first harvest blew us away. We can’t wait to taste your roast of it.