Tasting notes: Sweet, citric and sugary with grape,
chocolate, floral and lemongrass flavors.
This grade 1 washed coffee is from a single farm, Tega & Tula Specialty
Coffee Farm, established in the year 2000 by Ahadu Woubhset. Tega & Tula are
actually two adjacent farms, named after the two nearby villages of Tega and Tula,
found in the woreda, or district, of Gibo, in Kaffa, Ethiopia. The total farm area is 500
hectares in size, with nearly 400 hectares planted in coffee.
This particular block is called Kasha, and is an 86.92-hectare subplot located in the
Tega farm. It is the highest elevation area on the farm, and has produced coffees
that have won African Fine Coffee Awards in past years. It was planted and/or
renovated in 2000, 2001, and 2004, and has 74110, 74112, and Yachi coffee varieties.
Both 74110 and 74112 were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in
the 1970s, bred for their profile as well as for their resistance to disease, pests, and
drought. Yachi is part of a “highland specialty group” of cultivars and was selected
in 1975 from the Jimma zone: It takes its name from the place where it was
discovered. It was released in 2006 for use as an improved variety and is
considered a good producer at elevations above 1,750 meters.