Cup Score: 87,5
Cup Profile: Orange Fanta, kumquat, passion fruit, blueberry, sweet with complex acidity
Altitude: 1600-2300 masl
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Varietal: mixed Heirloom Varietals
Brew: all brewing methods
This lot is produced by the Tulise washing station which is located at 2100 metres in the Tulise Kebele in the Woreda of Gedeb.
The station employs 10 staff full time the year round and 30-40 additional workers during the production months between November and January.
Coffee in this area is cultivated under the canopy of native shade trees and cherry is selectively hand-picked. On delivery to the washing station, coffee is pulped, washed and sun dried on raised beds for a period of 12-15 days. During the hottest part of the days it is covered to preserve moisture and covered again over night to protect from rainfall. On the beds the coffee is raked continually to ensure even drying. Finally the coffee is stored in Jute and transported to the Siz Agro dry mill in Addis Ababa where it is hulled, destoned, screened and colour sorted.
The farmers who contributed cherry to this lot were paid the farm gate price of 6500 Ethiopian Birr / Feresula. This season's price for coffee was the highest ever paid. Yield's were affected during the 2021/22 season due to erratic and sparse levels of rainfall and on the whole, high quality washed lots were far less common that natural processed coffees.