Ethiopia Tega & Tula
Notes: Stone Fruit, Marmalade, Mixed Berry
Origin: Sidamo, West Arsi, Nensebo- chebi village
Washing Station: West Arsi
Farm: Tega & Tula
Altitude: 2000 - 2100 MASL
Variety: Redbana and improved varieties from Jimma Agricultural Research Centre
The cup profile is very juicy and plump. There's stonefruit qualities that lead the structure of the profile, with some stewed citrus notes giving nice complexity and aromatics. Typical to natural Ethiopian coffees, there's some berry tones that compliment the complexities of the other fruits, leading to familiar qualities and flavours.
West Arsi washing station coffee has a distinct Sidamo taste and all of its 1900 bags are processed as Q/ specialty 1. The site is located in the highest Kogne mountain of West Arsi surrounded by deep wild forests, a large river known as Hodum and smaller namely Bedesa and Belecho. The area has one of the greenest views and known to represent Ethiopia’s rich coffee culture. The Sidamo – west arsi variety is also known for winning cup of excellence and Africa Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) quality awards.
Tega and Tula operates this washing station by paying its farmers and workers premium (in line with adhering to leviable wedges) for their coffee / work and is recognized as a model farmer for building schools, constructing roads and support of women clinics for the community. The site also supports its outgrowers by availing disease (CBD) resistant coffee varieties / seedlings and support with farm equipment. Tega & Tula also invests heavily in sustainable and climate smart farming trainings as part of its outgrower support programs.