Market Lane - Werka Espresso
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate and caramel with a peach finish.
Recommended for Espresso.
Origin: Nensebo, West Arsi, Ethiopia
Producer: Faysel Yonis
Relationship length: since 2018
Coffees from Ethiopia are some of the most elegant and nuanced in the world, often identifiable by scent alone. This coffee comes from the Werka washing station in the country’s southeast, which is owned by our Ethiopian coffee suppliers, Testi Coffee. 1000 small-scale growers deliver their ripe coffee cherries to the station during the harvest period.
This lot was processed using the natural method, which means the ripe coffee cherries were dried whole, in the sun, with the beans still inside. This method requires an extremely close attention to detail in order to be done well. It’s the most common form of coffee processing in Ethiopia and, through generations of tradition, knowledge and experience, Ethiopian producers have perfected this method.
In the cup, this espresso coffee has everything we look for in a naturally processed Ethiopian lot – it’s intensely sweet and rich, with complex fruit and florals…and it’s utterly delicious!