• Region

    Gedeb, Yirgacheffe

  • Varietal

    Ethiopian heirloom

  • Elevation

    1800-2100 masl

  • Farm/ Producer

    Werka Washing Station

  • Process


Werka washing station is located in Gedeb, a small district in the region near Yirgacheffe town. Yirgacheffe is also a small sub-region, in the Gedio Zone, which is particularly noted for high quality washed and natural processed coffees. Washing stations are centrally placed in local communities and receive cherry picked by local smallholders throughout November and December. As soon as the coffee cherry is delivered, it is immediately pulped and laid out to dry on raised drying tables. Drying typically takes 12 to 20 days, which allows time for the beans moisture content, to drop down to an optimum 12%. Throughout this drying period, teams of skilled workers hand sort for defects and continually turn the coffee ensuring that an even drying takes place.





We believe that this washed Ethiopian coffee is perfect for any pour-over brewing method, whether it be a V-60, Chemex or Kalita Wave. Try a starting dose of 16g to 250ml of freshly boiled filtered water, which should produce a delicious brew, with bright acidity, silky smooth body, and flavours of tropical fruits, citrus and a bouquet of floral aromas!