Two years ago, while on a previous buying trip and following an extensive cupping session with an Addis Ababa exporter, a favorite coffee had been discovered - “Sakaro” - one of a cluster of mills fortunately situated on the periphery of the Worka kebele in Gedeb, has once again returned to our lineup.
We’re not sure if it’s thanks to the fact that coffee can be found growing as high as 2,400 meters above sea level, or the slightly greater-than-average parcel size of the Gedeb farmer (leading to a higher level of investment and ownership in his produce), or both - but we find coffees from this region to be characterized by the most dynamic bouquets of florals and warming spices of them all.
Upon receiving ripe coffee cherry deliveries from local small-holder farmers, the Sakaro washing station carries out pulping, channel-washing and raised bed drying for 12 - 20 days.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.