The Good Food Awards is the only national initiative that celebrates authentic and responsibly produced food products. Products are judged for being exceptional in taste, but also produced with a commitment to sustainability and the social good. Representing 14 categories and 38 states, all winners rose to the top in a blind tasting of over 2,000 entries from nearly every state and passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Award standards.
Our fair trade, organic Ethiopia Worka Natural was announced a Good Food Award Coffee Winner on January 20, 2017, at the gala Awards Ceremony at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. The winners for coffee were distinguished by exemplary flavor – sweet, clean, well-developed body, balanced acidity, and phenomenal aromatics.
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms among the 305 members of the Worka Cooperative. Worka is part of an umbrella organization – Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU) which is dedicated to supporting 27 cooperatives with 45,000 members, focusing on sustainable practices. The Worka farmers who produced this coffee live in the Gedeo ethnic region of southwest Ethiopia and are proudly committed to quality and organics in the birthplace of coffee.
ABOUT OUR AWARD WINNING COFFEE:
Fair Trade/Organic Ethiopia Worka Cooperative, Natural
ORIGIN SOURCE: Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe
CUPPING NOTES: Wild Strawberry, Blueberry, Meyer Lemon
Roast level: Light
I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge my brother, John, for sourcing the beans and overseeing the roasting process for this exquisite coffee. As Director of Coffee, John has been instrumental in expanding the offerings of Mr. Espresso to include distinguished, lighter-roast coffees. The Good Food Award is a direct reflection of John’s commitment to the responsible production of coffee and confirms his place as an industry tastemaker.
We congratulate John, and are all extremely proud our coffee earned this progressive, prestigious award!