Location: Shakiso, Guji
Altitude: 1860-1950 MASL
Arabica Varietals: JACR & Heirloom varieties
OWner: Tesfaye Bekele
In the cup: Berries, cardamom, floral, jasmine, kiwifruit and stone fruit.
Tade GG is a private farm owned by Tesfaye Bekele. He is so passionate about coffee farming that he has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America to visit coffee farms and different cultivating and processing methods.
The landscape is characterized by sharp and rugged hills, ridges, plateaus, valleys and flats creating stunningly dramatic setting. The region’s volcanic soil bursts with nutrients, creating a deep red and brown topsoil.
At the farm’s washing station cherry is typically pulped with an Agared machine (a pulper that has no mucilage remover). Then, coffee is fermented in tanks and washed in clean water to remove all the mucilage. Parchment dries on raised beds where workers turn the parchment regularly to ensure even drying.
Grades in Ethiopia depend on visual inspection for defects and on cup quality. Grade 1 is considered the highest quality coffee. Grade 1 and 2 are considered specialty coffee, grade 3-9 are classified as commercial coffee. Grade 1 is free of cup faults and taints and has zero quakers.
(info courtesy of Sucafina)