ETHIOPIA: Worka Wuri - Single Origin - MICROLOT - 100% Arabica

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  • Country: Ethiopia
    Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
    Mill: Worka-Wuri
    Elevation: 1900 – 2100 MASL
    Varietal: Heirloom
    Farm Size: 2 Hectares
    Process: Washed
    Tasting notes: Chocolate, cherry and grapefruit
    Harvest: October - January
    SCA Score: 88.5

    We return to Ethiopia, believed to be the birthplace of coffee and incredible middle-distance and marathon runners, for this delighfully subtle offering.

    From Worka Wuri mill in Gedeb in the Yirgacheffe region, famed for it's ever-dependable coffee growing and diverse climate. Ethiopia is often claimed to be the birthplace of Arabica coffee and it certainly shows with this incredible 88.5 SCA score coffee.

    Worka Wuri is a fully washed processed coffee, which gives a super-clean profile, magnificent for a pour-over or syphon. Notes include cherry and chocolate with a slight grapefruit tartness and a very creamy finish - acidic and clean. 

    Ethiopian coffee tends to comprise various indigenous Heirloom varietals, resulting in a complex cup, derived from cultivars which are often over hundreds of years old.

  • Country: Ethiopia
    Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
    Mill: Worka-Wuri
    Elevation: 1900 – 2100 MASL
    Varietal: Heirloom
    Farm Size: 2 Hectares

    Process: Washed
    Tasting notes: Chocolate, cherry and grapefruit
    Harvest: October - January
    SCA Score: 88.5

    The Art of Production

    Ripe cherries are 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 12 - 15 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically 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.

    The Region

    Worka Wuri washing station is located near Gedeb town, Gedeo zone, in the SNNP region of Southern Ethiopia. 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 ‘heir-loom’ 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.

     

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