Ally has a long-standing relationship with the family-owned Koke washing station. We have been providing feedback and purchasing the best lots of Natural and Honey coffees for years, and we look forward to many more years of fruitful partnership. The Koke station stands on the side of a hill, with coffee grown above and below the station.
For the last three years, the Koke station managers have been separating out the higher elevation cherries for Ally, and the quality clearly shows. There are over 2000 small scale farmers who bring their cherries to Koke for processing, most of them multigenerational family farmers. Their many generations of experience is evident in Natural coffees that are dried on raised beds for 15 days before resting for a month in a well-ventilated storehouse. Tarps are often used to keep the coffee from drying too quickly and losing its beautiful and characteristic cup profile.