Sweet, earl grey, lemon blossom and blackberry.
Producer: Small Producers of Werka
Region: Werka, Sidama
Mill: Werka Coffee Washing Station
Variety: Mixed Heirloom
In the Werka area of Sidama, farms average 3 hectares in size. Producers grow coffee alongside other crops like corn and false banana – a typical farming model. This results in a more sustainable ecosystem where plants support the health and growth of other plants whilst providing food security and a greater diversity in income for farming families.
The Werka Coffee Washing Station in Sidama is used by around 800 producers to process their coffee cherry. After fermenting for 48 hours, mucilage is removed and lots are dried on raised beds positioned in windy areas speeding the drying process.