smooth and balanced with notes of raspberry, jasmine, peach, and butterscotch.
woreda: agaro gera
union: kata muduga
cooperative: tuma tesso
elevation: 1980 - 2000 masl
variety: ethiopia landraces
process: washed, dried on raised beds
inporter: red fox
from red fox:
Tuma Tesso opened for its first harvest season this past fall, 2019. Its location is
ideal: found in the southern end of Agaro Gera in the same forests that members from Kolla Bolcha and Biftu Gudina farm their coffees, this area is also very close to the border of Goma, home to Duromina and Hunda Oli. We’ve found the coffees have an exceptionally fruited character along the lines of ripe stone fruits, and although this is our first year working with Tuma Tesso (and their first year operating), we anticipate many gorgeous harvests to come. Part of the Kata Muduga cooperatives, Tuma Tesso is part of the larger Agaro region in Jimma, an area that has always formed a core part of the Red Fox menu with relationships extending back even further, over a decade. In 2009 when we first met the people behind the Nano Challa cooperatives, their coffees were flowing into the marketplace undifferentiated and undervalued. Once USAID’s Technoserve project, which focused on improving African coffee farmers’ lives by helping them get better prices for their coffee, established the Nano Challa washing station, we saw the unique character of their coffee and invested in developing relationships with its producers, which have grown stronger to this day. More coops have sprung up over time, and they each contribute a unique character and have their own name recognition and renown. Tuma Tesso now joins their ranks.