Our Coffees Tessema Edima

Tessema Edima
Ethiopia
Tessema Edima

Peach tea and lychee with lively acidity and sparkly body - light roast

Ethiopia
Tessema Edima

Peach tea and lychee with lively acidity and sparkly body - light roast

Tessema Edima started working in coffee from an early age and grows false banana for the local markets as well as coffee. He remembers helping his father and his uncles pick coffee from small patches of land around the local area. The coffee here grows in an almost semi-wild state with little interference or management. We first sampled Tessema Edima's coffee last year in Trabocca's Operation Cherry Red programme and following auction. Tessema's coffee was one of the winning lots in Trabocca's inaugural competition and we bought his coffee through their auction. We were so impressed with the coffee that we asked Trabocca if we could buy from Tessema again; it has arrived on the counter and is available for sampling. Often the importers and facilitators in coffee trading are derided as 'middlemen' but this is a terrific example of a company finding coffees through an innovative programme and helping buyers who wouldn't otherwise have access to them. See trabocca.com for more information about the work they do in Ethiopia and their latest competition.