Origin Information

800 coffee farmers associated with Werka washing station
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Werka, Nensebo, Sidama Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia
October – January
1900-2050 meters
Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Background Details

Ethiopia Sidamo 2 Nensebo Werka is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Werka washing station, located in the town of Werka whithin the district of Nensebo of the Sidama zone, Ethiopia. There are 800 coffee producers who deliver their ripe cherries to the Werka washing station where the cherries are sorted and pulped. After pulping, the beans are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and then washed. The wet beans in parchment are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process. Depending on weather, the beans are dried for 10 to 12 days until the moisture in the coffee beans is reduced to 11.5 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.