FARM: Worka Co-op
REGION: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
ALTITUDE : 2050–2200 MASL
FLAVOUR NOTES : Lemon Meringue, Jasmine, Honey
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The Worka Co-op in Worka operates the Halo Fafate Washing Station in Yirgacheffe, which serves around 900 smallholders in the area. Coffee is typically grown on small garden-size plots and is used to supplement a family’s income in addition to being grown for personal use. For the smallholders, it is common practice to make homemade organic composts to fuel their plots.
They do this because it benefits the local ecosystem and it keeps their land healthy and balanced. The Worka Co-operative produces washed and natural processed lots. This is a washed lot and the freshly harvested cherries are pulped on the same day as they are picked. Cherries dry for a maximum of 7 days - this depends on the altitude and weather conditions. A typical coffee from the Worka Co-operative yields a bright acidity, medium body, florals, and complex flavors–a trade often found in Yirgacheffe coffees.