Worka Honey - Ethiopia - 2021
Tasting Notes: Rose is dominant on the nose, followed by strawberry, hibiscus and sweet spice scents. On the palate, distinctive rose delight and lemon cheesecake flavors are followed by peach, raisin (sultaniye) and toffee. It turns into a sweet tangerine as it cools. It leaves the palate with a caramel milk chocolate finish similar to toffee.
Although the reputation of Yirgacheffe's delicious coffees has crossed national and international borders, the Worka washing station still continues to produce in line with this reputation. Although the station is located in Gedeb Woreda according to geographical boundaries, the farms supplying products to the Worka washing station are located in Yirgacheffe, and it has the unique flavor characteristics arising from the microclimate of the region. Agricultural methods in the region are largely traditional. Yirgacheffe farmers typically grow coffee plants alongside other food crops. This method is widely preferred among smallholders as it maximizes the yield from land use and provides healthy and affordable food to local producer families. Most farm work is done by hand by nuclear family members. Focusing on production quality and farmer welfare, Worka Processing Station also provides trainings to help farmers produce higher quality cherries, and also works on the supply of high quality products in accordance with cherry picking and transportation procedures. Farmers carefully select the cherries and deliver them to the washing station.
Gedeb is a district named after its largest town and is located in the largely agricultural Gedeo District. According to the 2007 census, about 11% of the population lives in urban areas, while the rest of the population lives in rural areas and is predominantly farmed. Families often grow their own food in addition to coffee on small plots near their homes. Most of the coffees grown in Gedeb are local ancestral varieties and are often called Ethiopian heirlooms. Other varieties grown in the region are those developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC). JARC is an important research center for Ethiopia and leads the development of the country's agriculture with numerous scientific studies on the development of new varieties that are resistant to diseases, high yielding and with high quality scores.Coffee class: Gr.1 Yirgacheffe Honey
Variety: JARC varieties, local varieties
Harvest year: 2020 - 2021
Manufacturer: Worka Local small farmers delivering to the Processing Station
Altitude: At an altitude of 1,945 to 1,970 meters above sea level
Farm/Station: Worka Machining Station
District / Sub-Zone: Yirgacheffe / Worka Chelichele, Gedeb
Supplier: Sucafina Specialty