Ethiopia Worka Chelbessa

Peach, jasmine, pineapple.

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  • Flavors Peach, jasmine, pineapple.
  • sourced from Gedeb
  • elevation grown 1900-2200 meters
  • producers Smallholder farmers
  • varietals JARC Selections & Landraces
  • harvested Winter 2020
  • process washed

Worka Chelbessa is located in the Gedeb "woreda", a relatively new coffee-growing region of the Gedeo Zone--which also includes the woredas Yirgacheffe, Kochere, and others.

Neguesse Debela founded the coffee mill in 2016 in the Worka Chelbessa "kebele" (community) after an unusual career change from importing computer parts.  Since then he and his coffee manager Abenezer Asafaw have been producing consistently excellent coffees.

The Worka Chelbessa washing station utilizes the traditional underwater fermentation popular in Ethiopia. The coffee is fermented underwater for approximately 24-48 hours. After fermentation the coffee is washed, and then soaked in clear water for about 2 hours. After the short soaking period, the coffee is dried on raised beds for approximately 10-14 days.