Varietal: Mixed Heirloom
Cupping Score: 86
The Worka Cooerative in Worka operates the Halo Fafate Washing Station in Yirgacheffe, which serves around 900 smallholder farmers in the area. Coffee is typically grown on small garden-size plots and is used to supplement a family's income in addition to being grown for personal use. At this washing station, coffee is delivered in cherry form by producers, and it will be dried on raised beds. Coffees are then separated into "lots" of 150 bags of parchment coffee.
Coffees in Ethiopia are normally traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers – many owning less than ½ hectare of land – deliver their cherries and are paid by weight at the market rate.
This washed microlot has the typical floral and citrus fruit profile of the Yirgacheffe region.