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Ethiopia Gedeb Worka Sakaro G1 Yirgacheffe


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Cupping Notes
Cupping notes: Florals, Pear, Pineapple, and Plum

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryEthiopia
  • Local RegionYirgacheffe
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyEthiopian Heirloom
  • Altitude (meters)2,000 - 2,200 masl
  • HarvestOctober - January
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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This new washed bean hails from Mijane Woresa and his sons in Ethiopia’s Gadeb district. The Woresa family believes in supporting their community and inciting positive social change––infrastructures are often built in order to provide the youth with proper amenities. Over the years, they’ve been able to offer lots directly from their two washing stations, Halo Hartume and Worka Sakaro. Sourced from over 400 farmers on small plots, the bean's cherries go to Worka Haro station, where they’re hand-sorted, elevated, de-pulped, and fermented for two days. Once that process is over, the coffee is washed and classified once more and placed on parchment-covered raised beds where they are meticulously hand-sorted again. Finally, for up to 15 days, the beans dry.

Cupping notes: Florals, pear, pineapple, and plum.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
February 24, 2022

A lot of people rave over Misty Valley but I found this Yirgacheffe region to be a great tasting coffee. It's just smooth like I like it. I roast it just past first crack between 390 and 400 degrees. I prefer it over Misty Valley but then everyone's taste is a little different. This is one of my go to coffees.

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August 28, 2021

I gave it 4 stars, but i would have preferred to give it a 3.5. Definitely has a unique flavor, but I did not get the sweetness I expected from an Ethiopian. Above average, but I have been so spoiled by Misty Valley, Kayon Mtn, that it is hard to beat those flavors. I also recommend Durato Bombe. Good but not great. If CBC didn't have so many great flavors I'd definitely be buying this again.

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June 5, 2022

This is a solid coffe when roasted to city+. It has some very likable (hard to describe) flavors beyond basic roast and body flavors. It was surprising how many peaberries were mixed with the beans, there was a fairly broad range of bean sizes in the batch I got (June 2022). A fairly standard double-roast profile (Gene Cafe) for African beans was used to roast it (same temperatures, but with different roast-time values for the steps). It took a bit more heat energy to get to first crack than the Kenya AA beans. This bean is on my "buy again" list, once I power through the roughly 21 pounds of beans I have recently bought from CBC.

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May 27, 2022

Took this to City+ (A short bit after first crack completes) and could pick up on the pear and floral notes that CBC used in their description. Not to be confused with "brightness" which refers to the acidity of a bean, I personally use a more artistic-ish meaning of dark vs. light with the flavor itself. This one definitely was on the lighter side of the flavor wheel (as opposed to "darker" flavors such as plum, berry, overripe peach, etc.) The result was pretty much the same regardless of brewing method. (Americano, Chemex, AeorPress, Flat White) Overall, I was expecting the overall potency of the flavor and the sweetness itself to make this coffee very interesting not only because it is an Ethiopian, but due to the highest CBC rating of 7 in the sweetness category. (Most Ethiopians I have are natural though, adding the typical funk/interest to the cup, so maybe this washed example is what made the difference for me?) I actually agree with Dylan Manning's review (below) in that I would give this coffee a 3.5. Since he gave it a four, I gave it a three so that the average between us would be 3.5. (lol) Don't get me wrong, this was a decent coffee and the milk/espresso method (Flat White in my case) was the most enjoyable of them all. Brought out the florals a bit more by muting the pear note.

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July 14, 2023

I have never been a fan of Ethiopian coffee as have always liked the deep and rich flavors of a dark roast with heavy notes of chocolate and caramel. A friend turned me on to this coffee and it blew me away. I wanted to try roasting this coffee for myself and recently roasted my first batch. I roasted to about half way between the first and second crack and this coffee is absolutely amazing...easily the best coffee I have ever roasted!!

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July 6, 2023

Exceptional flavor. This is a top notch Ethiopian coffee. One of the best I have had.

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April 4, 2023

Amazing coffee. It has wonderful berry and floral notes.

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October 13, 2022

Makes a nice cup of coffee could taste the berry notes very well.

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October 4, 2022

2nd post when i roasted to 75 seconds into second crack. again this bean comes out tasty as espresso. think i notice pear, plum and some spicy notes. taste is different at the different development time. gear sr800 with extension tube

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September 26, 2022

i received these in my sample with the sr800 roaster. quite tasty as espresso. i roasted 30 seconds into 1st crack. beans have a spicy note which i noticed the most. think i taste the peach plum 7 berry notes.

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February 21, 2022

Very good as a light roast for Ibrik style coffee.

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August 24, 2021

Really clean, crisp coffee. I really got the floral and pineapple notes in the aroma and taste with the plum notes more so in the body. Really awesome coffee!

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