Teeming with a bouquet of perfumed florals and tart stone fruit, this Worka kebele offering from METAD’s Chelchele washing station yields a layered and lasting profile.
Sourced from among smallholder producers associated with the METAD Agricultural Development PLC, Chelchele owes its distinct complexity and clarity to not only meticulous processing featuring a state-of-the-art Penagos demucilager; but the staggering altitudes and mystical terroir surrounding the Worka Kebele in Gedeb. It’s needless to say, we’re pretty head-over-heels for coffees hailing from this small but mighty community.
Upon delivery of ripe, heirloom coffee cherries; seeds are pulped and demucilaged before undergoing a 24 soak in concrete tanks. After soaking, seeds are transferred directly to raised beds for sorting and sun-drying. It’s thanks to the Penagos ecopulper that these coffees can boast the intricate florals characteristic of Southern Ethiopian coffees using a mere fraction the amount of water as is standard.
Various Smallholder Farmers
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone
2000 – 2400 Meters
October – December
Gardenia, Nectarine, Layered