Ethiopia Natural Worka Chelchele G1 Yeast Process

Sour cherry candy, lime, white sugar
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001302-2
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About This Coffee

This grade 1 microlot is from  Worka Chelchele station in Gedeb district, Yirgacheffe region. This lot was naturally processed with an extended cherry fermentation with added yeast cultures to accelerate fermentation and ultimately increase the cup complexity gained through fermentation.

Origin Ethiopia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Extended yeast-assisted fermentation
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Worka Chelchelie washing station is located in Gedeb district in the Yirgacheffe region and processes cherries from local smallholder farmers cultivating between 1,945 and 1,970masl. The station includes 12 standardised fermentation tanks and 360 drying beds. Coffee trees are typically shaded by Cordia and Acacia and the predominant varietals are known locally as Kumie, Diga & Wilsho.

Over a number of years the Yirgacheffe region has developed a distinguished 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 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 as juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral notes and chocolate with a creamy body.

The Process

Shade grown cherries are delivered to the mill for careful sorting, to select only the ripest. The cherries are then fermented in sealed tanks with added yeast cultures, then dried in the sun on raised African beds for up to 21 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The cherries are covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.

  • Status Spot
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Extended yeast-assisted fermentation
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001302-2
  • Price Per Kg £8.95