Arrived November 18th, 2022 to Continental Terminals, NJ
Forward purchased 320 x 60kg bags of Tega and Tula, Grade 1 Natural Sidamo
Ten (10) bags have been booked by Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary, Alberta
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.
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.
Variety: Redbana and improved varieties from Jimma Agricultural Research Centre
(JARC); 764, 760 and 762 which are CBD resistant varieties
Price Forward Paid per kilogram: $8.84 USD FOB
Total kilos available: 19,200 kg (320 x 60kg)
Harvest date: December 2021 – February 2022
Fermentation: no intentional fermentation is utilized
Drying time: 20 - 25 days dried on raised beds
Drying temperature: 25 °C Max. - 20 °C Min.
Altitude: 2000 - 2100 masl
Rainfall: 900 - 1100 mm/year
Geographic Location: Sidamo, West Arsi, Nensebo- chebi village