WORKA - WURI
A fantastic cup, sweet and comfortable. This Ethiopia has vibrant peach notes with delicate floral aroma, rounded out by a silky buttery body.
Producer/Farm: About 650 smallholder families organized around the Wuri Wash Station in Gedeb.
Region: Gedeb District
Elevation: 1900 - 2100m
Process: Fully washed after pulping and fermenting, then soaked in clean water overnight before drying on raised beds in the sun. .
Variety: Mixed Heirlooms
Period: Between October and January.
Roast Profile: Filter
Tasting notes: Heavy body, velvety texture, creamy, delicate floral aroma with predominance of honeysuckle, notes of tangerine and peach.
Gedeb is home to thousands of smallholder families who grow some of the most amazing coffees in the world. Located south of Yirgacheffe, in the same area as Gedeo, the Gedeb area is made up of sixteen kebeles (villages).
The name "Worka" is well known in the world of specialty coffees and, in the Gedio language, means "gold", a name associated with the friendly inhabitants of the region since the days of King Haile Selassie. "Wuri" is another Gedio word meaning "high altitude", a name certainly earned by the reason of its agricultural areas surpassing more than 2,100 meters of altitude.
The classification and drying processes at Wuri station are precise and laborious, with the production of about 650 families. The botanical and tropical complexity of processed and washed coffees in Wuri puts them at a level above most Ethiopian coffees.
In 2017, the Ethiopian government relaxed export regulations, allowing private washing stations like Wuri to export their coffees directly and with traceability.