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Gora Kone (Ethiopia)

250 gr


Cup Notes
Orange / Earl Grey Tea / Lime / Peach
Suggested for espresso and filter


when we roast

We freshly roast to order all coffees on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding national holidays), and ship the same day! Cut-off time is 11:59pm (UTC+1) of the day before the roast day. *We only ship whole beans*

Technical details

Quality Score
Several small farmers
1900 - 2050 masl
Classic washed
Arabica cultivar
Picked in
December 2020
Arrived in
June 2021
Shipped in
GrainPro bags
Roast profile by
Rubens Gardelli
Roasted on
Customised roaster


While in the past Nensebo was considered to be a part of Sidamo, a major coffee-producing region, it is increasingly viewed nowadays as a stand-alone sub-region. Gora Kone, a mill in Nensebo, has played a role in putting Nensebo on the Ethiopian coffee map: most recently, a lot from Gora Kone passed to the finals of 2020 Cup of Excellence.

The Gora Kone washing station is situated in the Arsi region on the banks of the Nensebo river, next to the village of Werka. The station buys harvest from 700 to 800 coffee smallholders. At these family farms, 3 hectares per farm on average, you find wanza and acacia trees that shade their coffee shrub. Cherries are handpicked between November and January and delivered to Gora Kone washing station.

Gora Kone (Ethiopia) - story


Ethiopian Heirloom, why the generic name? It's estimated that there are somewhere between six and ten thousand coffee varietals in Ethiopia. And due to this colossal figure, there hasn’t been the genetic testing to allow buyers to distinguish the varietal. With the cross pollination that naturally happens in the wild, the name ‘Ethiopian Heirloom’ exists as a catch-all phrase to describe this happenstance. However, that really makes Ethiopian quite a mystery – and an interesting mystery as each village or town could potentially have a different varietal which could carry very unique properties.

Gora Kone (Ethiopia) - variety


The ripe cherries are meticulously handpicked, delivered to Gora Kone and fermented under water for 42-46 hours. The coffee is then washed with fresh water from the Gerenbicho river, an affluent of the Nensebo river. After being washed, the cherries are dried for 10 to 12 days and laid to rest for 30 days, so that the structure and chemical composition of the bean can settle. The drying beds are situated on steep hillsides that are exposed to strong winds that ensure thorough drying.

Gora Kone (Ethiopia) - fermentation


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