Ethiopia, Worka Halu Beriti
Producer: Boledu PLC / Various Small Holders
Region: Yirgacheffe, Gedeb
Variety: Heirloom Typica
Process: Natural Sundried
Altitude: 1900 – 2300 MASL
Crop Year: 2020
Jammy Blackberry, Dark Plum, Pineapple, Cherry Finish
The Halo Beriti wet will lies in the famous Yirgacheffe region, where farmers surrounding the nearby village of Gedeb have delivered their cherries. There are wild arabica varieties from the birthplace of coffee, grown organically in 1900 to 2300 MASL and harvested in November – January 2020.
Gedeb district is home to thousands of coffee farming families producing some of the most incredible coffees in the world. Gedeb area is quickly developing its own reputation for stellar quality. Sixteen kebeles (villages) make up the Gedeb district, one of which is called “Worka”
The name “Worka” is very well known in the world of specialty coffee, but less well-known is that several coffee washing stations operate in and around Worka-Sakaro kebele.
In the Gedio language the word “Worka” means “gold,” a name associated with the friendly-natured inhabitants of the area since the days of King Haile Selassie. There is also a large native tree found arond Gedeb that the locals call “Sakaro,” hence the name of the kebele “Worka-Sakaro.” Of the 1,276 hectares encompassed by Worka-Sakaro around 679 are planted with coffee, demonstrating what a critical component our favorite beverage is to the farmers’ culture and economy.