From the Roaster:
We are really happy to share coffee from Teshome Gemechu for the first time!
ABOUT WORKA SITE
Worka Site was established in 1990 by Ato Mijane Worassa. There are approximately 400 smallholder producers who deliver their cherry to this station. Ato's son Daniel has recently joined in managing the site, and has done a lot to help improve quality and consistency at the mill. The Mijane family has also started helping farmers with pre-harvest financing, and by providing organic compost/fertilizer.
ABOUT ETHIOPIAN LANDRACE
Ethiopia is widely acknowledged as where coffee originated, and its production continues to represent about 10% of the country’s gross domestic product. DNA testing has confirmed over 60 distinct varieties growing in Ethiopia, making it home to the most coffee biodiversity of any region in the world. Given the tradition of coffee production in Ethiopia and the political interworkings of the Ethiopian coffee trade, it is virtually impossible to get single variety coffee lots from Ethiopia. This is changing, albeit very slowly. Most Ethiopian coffees are blends of the many Ethiopian varieties, and referred to simply as 'Ethiopian Landrace'.