Farm: Worka Sakaro
Variety: Local varieties
A lush coffee with tropical effervescence. Jasmine-like floral notes mingle with meyer Lemon in the bouquet. Flavors of apricot and citrus blossoms, fading to green tea in the finish.
Farm / Mill: Various / Works Sakaro Mill
Variety: Mixed Ethiopia Landraces
Worka Sakaro is a small locality in the Gedeb district close to Yirgacheffe, southern Ethiopia. Just a few kilometers to the east of Gedeb town, Worka Sakaro is a high-altitude location, and much of the surrounding area lies at an altitude of about 2000 to 2200 meters above sea level.
Today, most of the lush green hills in the area are home to many coffee trees, hiding under the protective canopy of large shade trees. But it was not always so. When Ato Mijane Worassa first came to Gedeb as a young man with his father over 50 years ago, most of the area was thick untouched forest.
Over the years, coffee farming took hold in the region and Gedeb coffee has now made a name for itself around the world, gaining the recognition it deserves. Featuring fruity and floral notes, coffee from this region has similar flavors to the varietals from the Yirgacheffe region further north.
Ato Mijane – in his journey from corn farmer to coffee trader to coffee exporter – is very much a part of the story of how Gedeb coffee, and especially Worka Sakaro’s varieties, have made their way to the world.