Coffee Review-FTO Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeo Worka by Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters
Roast: Light Review Date: February 2012
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $15.99/12 onces

Blind Assessment: Intense, sweetly bright, crisp yet lush. Layered fruit – berry, nectarine, green apple – are complicated by fresh-cut fir and almond in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The powerful aromatics fade just slightly in a drying finish.

Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Worka is one of twenty-two primary cooperatives that fall under the umbrella of the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union located in the Gedeo Zone of southern Ethiopia. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Big-gestured, dramatic Yirgacheffe for lovers of this complexly aromatic origin.


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