Region: Konga, Kochere
Producer: Abraham & Meseret Workneh
Elevation: 1800-2100 m.a.s.l
Arabica Varietals: Heirloom
In the cup: Floral, Lime, Mandarin, Peach and Green Tea.
The Konga Wete Webanchi washing station is a great example of specialty coffee production coming together with supporting the local community. The station is built next to a school near the town of Wete, and both Primrose and
Project Origin work closely with the teachers and staff to provide the support they need to educate local children. As a result, we can improve quality of life while simultaneously improving quality of coffee at the washing station.
When Meseret and Abraham, the wife and husband team that own Primrose, were looking for the site of a new washing station, they chose this spot, as it meant the station would have easy access to electricity – no easy feat in parts of rural Ethiopia. The access to electricity means the station can continue to process coffee after sunset, a task commonly made difficult at other washing stations.