Tade GG Estate
Apricot nectar, lime & tropical fruits.
While many excellent coffees from Ethiopia are from smallholder farmers, Tade GG is owned and run by Tesfaye Bekele – a single owner passionate about mastering his coffee skills. The dramatic landscape here is marked by sharp and rugged hills and valleys with the region’s volcanic soil bursting with nutrients to create a deep red and brown topsoil: perfect conditions to support the vast array of coffee being grown. Travelling extensively through Central and South America, Tesfaye’s passion has resulted in an Ethiopian Cup of Excellence award and we can definitely understand why. The result of this small farmer’s expertise and the natural terroir of this region is a beautiful regional representation from Guji! Expect apricot nectar and lime and tropical fruit flavours, trademark Gugi juiciness.
Shakisso, Guji is a private farm owned by a gentleman named Tesfaye Bekele.The farm is 221 hectares in area and lies between 1,830 and 1,950 meters above sea level. The landscape is characterised by sharp and rugged hills, ridges, plateaus, valleys and flats creating stunningly dramatic setting. The regions’ volcanic soil is bursting with nutrients, creating a deep red and brown top-layer of soil, while the regions high altitude and dry weather allow for the cherries to develop very slowly. At the farms’ washing station, the coffee is pulped with an Agared machine (a pulper that has no mucilage remover). Depending on the climate, the coffee beans are fermented for about 35-48 hours in fermentation tanks. The coffee is then washed and dried in parchment for 9-15 days on elevated drying beds. The result of this small farmer’s expertise and the natural terroir of this region is a beautiful regional representation from Guji! Expect guava & tropical fruits, trademark Guji juiciness/creamy texture and a stick mouthfeel that lingers. Enjoy!