Olympia Coffee Roasting
Organic Ethiopia Gedeo Worka (Natural-Processed)
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.93/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: Rich, minty dark chocolate, plummy fruit, hints of brandy and cedar in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; impressively syrupy mouthfeel. Richly flavor-saturated but slightly salty/astringent in the finish.
Notes: Certified organically grown. Worka is one of 22 primary cooperatives that fall under the umbrella of the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union located in the Gedeo Zone of southern Ethiopia. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high quality organic coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A style of coffee we used to call “after-dinner,” meaning it embodies an arm-chair-and-brandy sort of richness and authority.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2011 tasting report: The Aeropress Coffee Maker