Ethiopia – Natural – Gedeb Worka – Slow Dry



Country: Ethiopia

Region: Yirgacheffe

Producer: Smallholder Contributors to the Worka Sakaro Washing Station


Variety: Kurume, Dega, Wolisho

Process: Natural

Harvest: December – February 19- 20

Tasting notes: mJasmine, Floral, Citrus

Elevation: 1995 meters

Gedeb Worka coffee comes from the Worka Sakaro washing station in the Gedeb district in the south of the Yirgacheffe coffee region. Gedeb is one of the districts, also called woredas, of the Gedeo zone, with the Kochere woreda to the west, Yirgacheffe woreda to the northwest, Bule woreda to the north, and the Oromia region to the south and east. The Worka Sakaro washing station is located in the village (kebele) of Worka Chelbiesa where the washing station has 2.9 hectares planted with coffee at 1995 meters in addition to 12 standardized washing tanks and 171 drying beds.


The average temperature in Gedeb is between 15.5°C and 17.8°C and annual rainfall averages 1404 ml per year. Birbira, Cordia Africana, and Enset trees serve as shade planted around coffee trees. The area has fertile soil that is red/brown in color.


This lot from Worka Sakaro is Slow Dry Natural processed. Ripe cherry deliveries from smallholder contributing producers are sorted by hand. The best cherries are taken to raised beds where they dry in the sun for an average of 21 days.


Coffee from Worka Sakaro Chelbiesa is milled and prepped for export at Tracon Trading’s facility in Addis Ababa. There, coffee passes through several stages of manual and mechanical sorting.

All online orders will be processed and shipped on Mondays.