This classic example of a Yirgacheffe natural greets you with blueberry, strawberry, and honey aromas. When sipped, the mellow body carries notes of honeydew and blueberry, with wild strawberry acidity. The finish delights with hints of sage, hazelnut, and fruity cocoa nib.
Producer: Tigesit Waqa
Farm: Tigesit Waqa's farm
Region: Idido Village, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 6,700 feet
Varietal: Heirloom (Kurume, Wolisho, 1377/Anigafa)
Notes: Blueberry, Honey, Hazelnut
This is a rare item among Ethiopian coffees: a single-farmer lot from a woman-owned farm. Our green coffee buyer, Jacob White, selected this lot during a sourcing trip to Tigesit Waqa's farm last January with Sammy Demisse of Keffa Coffee.
Tigesit has been in coffee for 22 years and owns her own eight-hectare farm outside of Idido Village, where she grew up. She and her husband, Abraham Azeze, have seven children. Her vision is to maximize coffee production and quality, allowing her family to be more financially secure and provide an education for her children.
Jacob had this to say about his visit to Tigesit's farm:
"Tigesit’s work ethic was on display while hosting her guests, as she performed a coffee ceremony, prepped a meal, turned drying coffee cherry on the raised beds, and still had time for photos and dancing. Unsurprisingly, Tigesit’s coffees are some of the best single farmer lots I cupped in Ethiopia."