The coffee story

Co-operative's name: Worka
Location: Worka kebele, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR national region
Foundation year: 2006 (joined YCFCU in 2010)
Manager: Shibru
Members: 1745 smallholders, of which 314 are women
Total hectares: 618
Number of sites: 2
Rainy season: March to September with a dry month in May
Harvest: November to February

Despite being a new co-operative, Worka is already a respected name among roasters. It was created in 2006, after the creation of the Gedeb district, which used to be a part of Kochere. Since the split, the local government assisted the community in building Worka washing station. Worka started selling coffee to private buyers or "akrabis" in the Kochere and Yirgacheffe districts. They became part of YCFCU in 2010. According to the members, they stay with the union because they see themselves as part of the business. They are offered training from farming techniques to personal finances and can improve their production methods and save money for the offseason. 


Read more about Yirgacheffe and YCFCU below:

ET-111-202112 Past offer

Gedeb Worka - Yirgacheffe Grade 1 Natural

  • $9.1492 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $9.1492 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $9.1492 USD / kg FOB Organic
  • $9.1492 USD / kg FOB FairTrade + Organic
Origin
Ethiopia
Variety
Kudhume, Welisho, Dego
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Harvest period
December, 2021 - February, 2022
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
86.5 points
Updated February, 2022
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
  • Ethiopia
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic
  • 49 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 28 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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Created in 2002, YCFCU is a Union of 28 primary co-operatives split into 43 washing stations with over 38,000 farmers supporting over 300,000 family members. These are all part of the Gedeo people, who produce some of the most prized Ethiopian coffees with natural techniques. It is part of our culture to preserve our environment. To do so we combine our traditional ways with specialized agronomist advice. YCFCU works as a marketing body for the primary co-ops facilitating loans for cherry collection and redistributing profit to its members. The union also invests in the community building a school in Dila and bridges to link isolated areas. All the co-operatives are located in the Gedeo Zone, in the southern part of Ethiopia. This region is famous for coffee growing in the country, with 62,000 hectares of gardens that are dedicated to coffee alone. On average, Gedeo produces 15,500 tons of Yirgacheffe grade each year.

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The coffee story

Co-operative's name: Worka
Location: Worka kebele, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR national region
Foundation year: 2006 (joined YCFCU in 2010)
Manager: Shibru
Members: 1745 smallholders, of which 314 are women
Total hectares: 618
Number of sites: 2
Rainy season: March to September with a dry month in May
Harvest: November to February

Despite being a new co-operative, Worka is already a respected name among roasters. It was created in 2006, after the creation of the Gedeb district, which used to be a part of Kochere. Since the split, the local government assisted the community in building Worka washing station. Worka started selling coffee to private buyers or "akrabis" in the Kochere and Yirgacheffe districts. They became part of YCFCU in 2010. According to the members, they stay with the union because they see themselves as part of the business. They are offered training from farming techniques to personal finances and can improve their production methods and save money for the offseason. 


Read more about Yirgacheffe and YCFCU below:

Coffee Quality Evaluation
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: February, 2022
Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
86.5
Seller (Pending)
-
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Dark chocolate, Rummy, Red ripe fruit, Citrus fruit, Cherry, Amaretto
Seller (Pending)
-
Quality comment
Algrano
Very floral already in the nose, with notes of cherry, amaretto, notes of red ripe fruit, touch citrus and rummy notes especially in the finish, which is lingering and sweet. Acidity is citric and mild, body medium and coating.
Seller (Pending)
-
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