About Reko ORC (Operation Cherry Red)
Reko is the name of the washing station where this coffee is produced. The coffee is brought there by various small hold farmers from around the local area.
Reko started the production in 2001 and has about 850 local farmers who bring their coffee to the washing station to be processed during the main harvest season which occurs between October to mid January. The cherries is dried in the sun on the washing station’s 120 raised african drying beds, located in the Kochere region at the very high altitude up to 2100 meters above sea level!
This stands for Operation Cherry Red. 5 years ago the Dutch coffee trading company Trabocca started this project which final goal was to have only the ripest berries in the basket. Ripe means sweeter and fruitier and that’s what you get.