Wet Processing was introduced to Ethiopia in the 1970’s with the very first wet mill being in Yirgacheffe. Since then coffees have either been available washed or fully natural, and the movement into honey produced coffees is very new.
This innovation is in line with bigger investments in farms and the opening up of traceability and the purchasing structure in Ethiopia, moving away from the previous sole reliance on the ECX.
The Kokie cooperative itself has 828 members, and joined with Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives union in 2002 in order to increase their exposure to buyers and drive up the prices paid for their coffee.
For a honey processed coffee they certainly hit their mark with this one with a very favourable cupping score which is clearly evident in the cup.