Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Worka Nenke Washed
|60 KG BAG
About This Coffee
This fully washed grade 1 lot is from Worka Nenke washing station in Gedeb, near Yirgacheffe. Worka Nenke processes cherries from 2,950 local smallholder farmers. The station sits at 1,983masl and is serviced by the Lekole river. Farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc (an Ethiopian heirloom sub-variety) on small plots of land around their house. Hence, these plots are colloquially known as 'garden coffee'.
|Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
|ETH CA WA YIRG G1
|60 KG BAG
|Grain Pro / Ecotact
The kebele (village) of Worka is located in Gedeb district, Gedeo zone in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. The station is not far from Gedeb town and is broadly considered as part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.
The local indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.
Cherries are selectively handpicked for ripeness and delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping, before fermentation for 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. After this point the parchment coffee is thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 10-12 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned peri- odically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.
- Subregion Worka, Gedeb
- Producer Type Washing Station
- Wet Mill Worka Nenke
- Processing Washed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
- Min Growing Altitude 1900m
- Max Growing Altitude 2100m
- Screen Size 14 Up
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- Price Per Kg £11.25
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
- CTRM Contract Number P8001766-2
- Region Yirgacheffe
- Origin Ethiopia
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk