Region: Tula Village, Bonga, Gibo Keffa
Altitude: 1,700 - 1,850 MASL
Cupping Notes: Apricot, Strawberry, Honey, Almond
Recommended Roast: City to Full City
Good For: Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: Tega & Tula Specialty Coffee Farm is named after the two nearby villages of Tega and Tula, found in the woreda, or district, of Gibo, in Keffa, Ethiopia. The farm is 500 hectares in size, with nearly 400 hectares planted in coffee, primarily Ethiopian varieties and cultivars that were released in the late 1970s. The farm is certified organic and produces both Washed and Natural coffees.
Tega & Tula has become a significant part of the local economy, employing many locals, paying higher than usual wages, and purchasing and processing coffees from small nearby farms. Nearly 50 permanent full time staff work on the land and at the processing facility with further 300-350 temporary workers joining at the peak of the harvesting season.
After picking, the coffee is depulped the same day and fermented under water for 36 hours. Subsequently, coffee is washed in specially designed canals and soaked in tanks for further 16-18 hours. After soaking, coffee is carefully spread on drying tables where it spends 7 to 11 days until it reaches an optimal moisture content.
The cup profile on this Natural Ethiopian has some mild fruity characteristics accompanied by the sweetness of Honey and a nutty finish of Almond.