Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Worka
Yirgacheffe is a region in southern Ethiopia known for its successful coffee production due to its nutrient-dense soil and high elevations. It lies in the Gedeo zone and is located in the village or kebele of Chelchele. The washing station manages over 360 drying beds for drying natural and washed coffees handpicked by local farmers who sort only ripe cherries for the best quality. Coffee in this region is grown between 1940-1970 meters above sea level and undergoes natural processing, which helps to develop its complex, fruity flavors. After undergoing the natural process, the coffee is dried for approximately 21 days.
The Worka Cooperative was established in 2005 and currently has approximately 305 members. In 2005, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.
This coffee is lightly roasted. It has notes of dark chocolate and blueberry. It is very well-balanced and sweet with a lovely fruit note. We are sure this coffee will be a crowd-pleaser!