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Worka Sakaro "Riped Cherry"
Location: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Process : Fully Washed
Varietal : Ethiopian Heirloom
Altitude : 1,900m ~ 2,100m
Peach, Lemon candy, Floral, Bright Acidity, Tea-like
New crop from Ethiopia has arrived.New crop is "new rice" in rice.It means that the harvest year is new.In other words, it is very fresh and tastes fresh!
This "Ripe Cherry Project" is a special lot of Worka Sakaro cherries that have met our strict criteria.It is a wonderful coffee with a complex fruity flavor that spreads through multiple layers of flavors.It is rich on the palate with a long and beautiful aftertaste. Try it!
The following is from the importer's information
Variety: Ethiopian strain
Location: East side of Yirgacheffe
region, southeasternmost part of the Gedeo zone, Gedebe Worka Sakaro
Environment: Rich soil with deep green foliage and decomposed leaves that decompose and ferment into compost, which increases nitrogen and makes the soil richer.
Washing plant: Worka SakaroOwner of the flushing
Elevation (farmers): 1900-2100 small farmers (25 small farmers (0.5 ha-10 ha))
Altitude (wash plant): 2050 m
Harvest Period: From mid-October to around January
(1) Cherries harvested by small-scale farmers are brought to nearby wash plants and sales outlets, and only ripe cherries that meet the criteria for special lots are put into tanks at the plant.
(2) Cherries are peeled in a MacKinnon disc-type pulper and the parchment is sorted by specific gravity into P1, P2, and P3 by water flow. (P1 is the heaviest and highest grade.)
(3) The parchment is led to a fermenter, where it is fermented for about 36 to 48 hours.
(4) The parchment is rinsed in a waterway when the surface slides off the parchment.
(5) After about half a day of soaking, the parchment is drained and dried in the sun on African beds. (Daytime with strong sunlight and nighttime rainfall) Cover the parchment with plastic sheets during the hours of 12:00 to 15:00, when the sunlight is strong.
This is to protect the parchment and prevent rapid drying. In this high altitude, equatorial region, too much sunlight can damage the cherries and parchment, resulting in a cloudy taste. In addition, while the normal drying time is 8 days, the coffee is slowly dried over 12 to 15 days (slow drying) to equalize the moisture content in the coffee and create a complex yet clean flavor. Slow drying has also been found to have a significant impact on the shelf life of green coffee beans in the country of consumption.
(6) Drying is completed over a period of 12 to 15 days with parchment agitation and defect removal.
(7) After dry milling at the threshing plant, the final refined green beans are packed in jute bags and exported after removal of refining impurities, shelling, specific gravity sorting, and hand picking.
The Gedeo zone in the eastern part of the Yirgacheffe region is divided into six districts, one of which is the Gedev district. It is 434 km away from the capital Addis Ababa and until a few years ago was a remote area that took nearly 8 hours by car, but with the opening of the Ethio-Kenya road in 2016, the travel time is now closer to 3 hours. The region is one of the most suitable for coffee production in Ethiopia, as 1/4 of the land is planted with coffee.Gedebe District is divided into 16 administrative districts, one of which is Worka Sakaro. Worka means "gold" in the local Gedeo language, and when the last emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, visited this area, he was so impressed by the hospitality of the people that he called it the "land of Worka (gold).The name "Worka Sakaro" was derived from the name of a giant tree in the area, which the people affectionately called "Sakaro".The land area is about 1,300 hectares, more than half of which is planted with coffee, and there are three wash plants.
The Worka Sakaro wash plant is owned by Ranger, a subsidiary of BNT (Ethiopia's leading exporter of high quality coffee), and was started with the aim of producing the best Yirgacheffe ever since the 2019 crop.We have assembled an excellent staff with commensurate wages, and the refining - drying process is carefully carried out.The 2018 crop, the first year of ripening cherries, was supervised by BergWu, WBC 2016 Champion, and was well received for the excellence of sweetness that it is known for.
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