Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Worka Nenke Washed

Peach, apricot, thick creamy yoghurt, treacle, blackcurrant
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001766-2
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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'.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Worka, Gedeb
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Worka Nenke
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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.

The Process

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
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
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  • 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