This coffee is a special prep, natural (dry) processed offering from Rako Mountain in southern Ethiopia. Atlas Coffee Importers partnered with Addis Exporters in Ethiopia to help support a non-profit girls running organization in Ethiopia called Girls Gotta Run. For more info, please go to girlsgottarun.org.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, cocoa, black cherry, pineapple, ginger.
Here’s some narrative about the Ethiopia Rako Mountain coffee and Girls Gotta Run.
Our importer is honored to partner with Addis Exporters on an exciting new project to benefit the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Addis Ababa working to empower young women in Ethiopia through running and educational programs.
From the GGRF website: “Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in girls who use running and education to empower themselves and their communities. While most do not become professional athletes, some do; and training allows them all to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and enhance their personal economic opportunities. It also develops their sense of well being and personal power. Material support provided by GGRF includes, but is not limited to, funds for running shoes, training clothes, extra food (“calorie money”), coach subsidies, and other training-related expenses. GGRF also advises local and partnering organizations on gender sensitive issues and advocates for gender equity in all running programs and organizations.”
While the region of Yirgacheffe has been known for producing some of the best coffee in the world for many years, there are still relatively unknown micro-regions within the area that are just now receiving well-deserved attention from specialty coffee buyers. One such area is called Sisota, located at the base of a mountain called “Rako” by the locals. “Rako” translates literally into “challenging,” and with a look at its steep, rocky slopes it’s easy to see how the mountain earned its name. The lowest altitude Sisota farming areas are over 2,000 meters above sea level, and they’ve been cultivating heirloom Typica varieties for decades.
This is a natural dry process coffee with a very high level of preparation, resulting in an immaculate cup with a rich sweetness and nectar-like mouthfeel more common of full naturals. Our importer, Atlas and Addis Exporters are each contributing five cents per pound from sales of Rako Mtn Reserve to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation to support acquisition of equipment, healthy food, classroom resources as well as time with coaches and teachers, all critical to the success of the GGRF’s programs.
The quality and unique character of “Rako Mountain Reserve” Yirgacheffe Natural is reason enough to bring this outstanding coffee into your home or business. What’s more, you support the Girls Gotta Run Foundation with every pound purchased. Anyone can donate to Girls Gotta Run at any time online by following this link: http://www.girlsgottarun.org/donatetoday/ Some great examples of how organizations have supported Girls Gotta Run can be seen here:http://www.girlsgottarun.org/get-involved/”
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