When we think ‘Ethiopia’ we typically don’t stray far from some fairly tired cliches of ‘tea-like’, ‘bergamot’, and ‘jasmine’, but this coffee brings something else entirely. In Werka, you’ll find a strong central theme reminiscent of redcurrant jelly, flanked on one side by a syrupy, pink lemonade-like sweetness and a concentrated red fruit note on the other.
While this coffee is grown and harvested by around 750 smallholder farmers, the cherries are processed and dried into export-ready green beans by a private company, owned by Mr. Faysel A. Yonis. It’s by no means a perfect model, but where owners are quality-driven and able to incentivise and reward growers for only picking the ripest of cherries, we do tend to see a noticeable uplift in the quality in the cup. Couple this with secondary payments (a kind of profit share) going back to growers, and we feel like we’re on the right track.
Brought to you by Bureaux - a small, quality-centric coffee company based in Melbourne, Australia.
How to use
Brew using a pourover, AeroPress, plunger, or batch brewer. Use 15 grams of coffee per 250g of brewing water.
Grind fresh if you can, and don't stress if you can't.
100% roasted coffee