Sweet and vibrant with notes of jasmine, white peach, green apple, brown sugar and milk chocolate.
Region: Gibo, Keffa
Altitude: 1693-1860 masl
Varietal: Wild Keffa Forest coffee (74110, 7411, 74140, 75227, 7454, 74165)
It's not that Tega and Tula Specialty Coffee Farm is the birthplace of specialty coffee, but the chances are good that it's not too far off the mark: the 500-hectare pair of farms is nestled among the wild forest coffee of the famous Keffa zone of Ethiopia, where some say the first Arabica plants most likely sprouted and spread.
The farms' Founder and Owner Ahadu Woubshet (former Chief Operations Officer of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange), renovated a pristine, beautiful, exisiting farmland and planted 400 hectares of coffee trees, being careful to separate lots by variety. Over the past few years, he has invested in better drying techniques and technology, and trains and pays his pickers considerably better than the local average.
The farm has also become a significant part of the local economy, having funded a local school, and the repair of major roads. Another focus of Ahadu is the conservation and protection of the environment. Tega & Tula's organic certification is an important part of the business model, and Ahadu is clear to show how valuable it is for the farm to be a part of a healthy ecosystem rather than deplete natural and human resources.