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Worka Ethiopia

$24.00

The WORKA Cooperative, made up of 305 small holder member farmers, was established in 2005 and joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) the same year. The YCFCU consists of 24 member coops, and serves to organize investment in infrastructure, schedules tree maintenance, and oversee harvesting and processing procedures.

The Worka is one of our all time favorites, and we continually return to it not only because our customers flip out over it but because it serves as an excellent educational coffee as well. The florality and dynamic clarity of this year's crop stopped us in our tracks. The WORKA Cooperative's exceptional natural processing produces a clear, floral fragrance, big tropical fruit notes, and a juicy body that exemplify the promise, beauty, and range of specialty coffees. Tasting notes of fragrant hibiscus, pineapple and blueberries, with a syrupy body.

One 12oz bag of whole bean specialty coffee.

Silver medalist in the 2019 Golden Bean North America roasting competition! LEARN MORE

Worka

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Region: Yirgacheffe
  • Farm/Co-op/Farmer: YCFCU Co-op
  • Altitude: 1900m
  • Varietal: Heirloom
  • Processing: Natural

Chemex (The Best Way to Enjoy Our Coffee)

46g Coffee, Coarse Grind

710g Water (205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 4½ – 5 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Rinse filter thoroughly with hot water.  Pour out rinse water.
  2. Add Ground coffee to filter, shake gently to even bed of grounds.
  3. Pour approximately 80 grams of water over the grounds, evenly soaking all grounds.  Be careful not to pour directly onto the filter.  Allow coffee to sit for approximately 40 seconds.
  4. After allowing the coffee to degas for 40 seconds, pour additional water gently on top of the grounds until the level of the slurry reaches approximately ⅓ of the way up the cone.  Be careful not to pour directly onto the filter.
  5. Continue adding water to maintain this slurry level until you reach the target brew weight (710 grams).  Ideally your coffee will finish brewing between 4:30 and 5:00 minutes.
  6. Dispose of the filter, swirl the coffee around inside the chemex and serve.
  7. Enjoy!

Aeropress

 

18g coffee, Medium-fine grind

200g water (170-180 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 2 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Invert Aeropress and preheat with hot water.
  2. Empty water and add coffee to brew chamber.
  3. Place Aeropress on scale and tare the scale.
  4. Start timer and add hot water.
  5. After all water has been added, stir the slurry (coffee & water mixture) until all grounds fully saturated.
  6. When timer reaches 1½ minutes, screw on filter chamber and flip over the Aeropress, placing it on top of a coffee mug.
  7. Gently press down on the plunger until you hear a hiss.
  8. Remove Aeropress from mug and enjoy!

Syphon

34g of coffee

567g Water (95–205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 2-3 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Start with clean filter and globes.
  2. Fill bottom globe with pre-heated water and place over heat. Let top globe rest on the bottom globe, but do not fit them together tightly .
  3. When water in bottom globe begins to boil, firmly fit the top and bottom globes together.
  4. Once all the water has risen to the top, measure it to be 200F – stir and/or turn down heat to dial in temperature.
  5. Add freshly ground coffee to the top chamber and stir to fully saturate all grounds. Let steep for 1 ½ minutes.
  6. After steeping time has passed, remove syphon from heat and stir grounds again.
  7. Brewing process is done when coffee in bottom globe bubbles.
  8. Remove top globe by gently rocking it back and forth to break the seal.
  9. Pour coffee into a decanter and enjoy!

French Press

27 g Coffee, Coarse Grind

400g Water (195-205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 4 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Preheat french press with hot water.
  2. Add freshly ground coffee; place french press on scale and tare the scale.
  3. Start timer and begin adding hot water.
  4. Completely saturate all grounds with hot water.
  5. After 1 minute, stir the grounds front to back 4 times.
  6. Place the lid and plunger on top of french press.
  7. When the timer is at 4 minutes, gently press down the plunger.
  8. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Hario V60

25g Coffee, Coarse Grind

400g Water (195-205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 3 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Place filter in V60, preheat filter, V60 and mug by pouring hot water through them.
  2. Add freshly ground coffee to filter, place everything on scale and tare the scale.
  3. Start timer and add 50g of water by pouring slowly into the center of the grounds.
  4. Allow the bloom to degas for 30s before adding more water.
  5. Continue to pour slowly into the center, keeping a consistent level to the slurry (coffee & water mixture).
  6. Ideal brew time is 3 minutes. After all water has been poured and filter begins to drip slowly, remove V60 and discard filter.
  7. Enjoy in your favorite mug!