Canyon Coffee California - Worka Chelbesa
Producer: Negusse Debela
Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Elevation: 2300 MASL
We Taste: Persimmon, Lime and Bergamot
Worka Chelbesa is from the well-known Yirgacheffe coffee-growing region of Ethiopia. Yirgacheffe is often credited as being the "birthplace" of coffee—or, in other words, where it was discovered (read more about Yirgacheffe below!). In our experience, Yirgacheffe coffees are notable for their clear and fragrant floral notes.
The Worka Chelbesa is no exception! While cupping our initial batch, we picked up on some nice jasmine along with the bergamot. The cup is deliciously sweet and round, with a smooth lime-like acidity. And the broadest note we picked up on hearkened to fuyu persimmons — Ally's favorite fruit! When ripe, we love persimmons for their developed autumnal sweetness, which is almost honey-like. They seem to carry a trace of cinnamon.