Worka

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<b>Variety: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/coffee-varietals">Heirloom</a>
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<b> Processing: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/washed-coffees">Washed</a>
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<b> Origin: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/ethiopian-coffee">Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia</a>
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<b> Producer:</b> Yirgacheffe Small-Holders
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<b> Altitude: </b>1700-2000m
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<p>This lot of coffee comes to us from the Worka cooperative in Yirgacheffe. It’s a mix of heirloom beans brought together from various member small-holders in the region - processed collectively at a central washing station. Ethiopian coffees used to be mostly demarcated by loose regional affiliations like “Yirgacheffe” or “Sidamo” because of how the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange grouped and auctioned coffees as regional blends. Now that sourcing has become more granular, it’s great to see the diversity and specificity of flavors coming from different coops and producers within each region - not all coffee from Yirgacheffe tastes the same!</p><p>
This lot from Worka exhibits strong stonefruit and citrus notes throughout - we’re picking up on a juicy peach flavor, some orange blossom florals, and a touch of grapefruit-like tartness giving the cup an edge. There’s also a smooth, brown sugar sweetness at the base of this brew that grounds the lighter notes and makes for a pleasant, mellow finish. An easy-drinking Ethiopian coffee with just the right amount of brightness - what’s not to love?</p>

Peach, Citrus, Brown Sugar

Variety: Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Producer: Yirgacheffe Small-Holders

Altitude: 1700-2000m

This lot of coffee comes to us from the Worka cooperative in Yirgacheffe. It’s a mix of heirloom beans brought together from various member small-holders in the region - processed collectively at a central washing station. Ethiopian coffees used to be mostly demarcated by loose regional affiliations like “Yirgacheffe” or “Sidamo” because of how the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange grouped and auctioned coffees as regional blends. Now that sourcing has become more granular, it’s great to see the diversity and specificity of flavors coming from different coops and producers within each region - not all coffee from Yirgacheffe tastes the same!

This lot from Worka exhibits strong stonefruit and citrus notes throughout - we’re picking up on a juicy peach flavor, some orange blossom florals, and a touch of grapefruit-like tartness giving the cup an edge. There’s also a smooth, brown sugar sweetness at the base of this brew that grounds the lighter notes and makes for a pleasant, mellow finish. An easy-drinking Ethiopian coffee with just the right amount of brightness - what’s not to love?

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Josh Richardson

New York

Member Since
August '20

Light, bright and delicious

Juicy light stone fruits and mellow sweetness coming through. Lovely cup.

11/06/20

David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15

Wow!

I'm enjoying this even more than I thought I would. Mellow, complex, and well-balanced. This is one of my favorites.

11/09/20

Chad Pezoldt

Bethlehem

Member Since
October '20

Delicious

Light with a long brown sugar flavor that I love

11/16/20

Rob Brayer

Seaside

Member Since
September '20

Knocked me out - sensational stuff

The word that came to mind immediately - after wow - was sensational. The balance of flavors and textures in this cup is perfect. It’s simultaneously light and creamy, citrusy and floral, sweet and smooth. There are layers within layers. Just a beautiful cup. Maybe the most impressive coffee I’ve ever had. Wow. Wow.

11/28/20

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since
July '15

Worka

This is a workmanlike cup of coffee, light and mellow, tasty enough, but nothing exceptional when compared to other Moustache offerings. However, the nice thing about Moustache is, if you don't swoon over a particular offering, just wait a couple weeks for the next one!

12/01/20

Tim McCarthy

MORAGA

Member Since
June '16

Worka is Working

Worka-ing my way to the bottom of the cup....fast. On the lighter side of taste and texture meaning I can sometimes pickup on the tasting notes but not all the time. Great bag of beans.

12/11/20

Justin Aleo

Chicago

Member Since
December '15

Excellent

Me like.

12/27/20

Aleksey Smolenchuk

Pleasant Hill

Member Since
December '20

Sweet and tart. Lots of flavor.

Very boldly citrusy / acidic. Not “light notes” but very forward. I feel like I’ve been used to over roasted Ethiopian coffee — this however is very different

01/08/21