Farm / Co-op / Station Worka Chelichele Washing Station
Owner Various smallholder farmers delivering to Worka Chelichele Washing Station
Varietal JARC varieties , Local Landraces
Altitude 1,945 to 1,970 meters above sea level
Region Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Harvest months Low elevations: October – December / High Elevations: November – January
Cupping score 87
About Worka Chelichele
Farming methods in the Yirgacheffe region remain largely traditional where farmers typically grow their coffee plants as part of an integrated ‘coffee garden,’ intercropped with other food crops. This is a common method among smallholders because it maximises land use and provides food for their families. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family.
Most producers are smallholders, and the majority continue to cultivate coffee using traditional methods. As a result, most coffee is grown with no chemical fertilizer or pesticide, therefore farms are organic-by-default. Coffee is almost entirely cultivated, harvested and dried using manual systems.