WHO: Tizita Bizuneh
TASTE NOTES: Peach - Jasmine - Yoghurt
A classic washed Ethiopian, with a not so classic story behind it. We're stoked to be bringing you these fruity and floral beans of goodness, farmed and processed by female producers.
Grown in the fertile highlands of the Sidamo region, in the Rift Valley. This region's high elevation, ample rainfall and optimum temperatures, are what allows the slow maturation of cherry that gives these coffees such a complex flavour. It's no wonder really, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, the conditions should be ideal for it.
The Bulessa Washing Station is run by Tizita Bizuneh and managed by a team of 15 full time female workers, with up to 100 additional seasonal workers during harvest season. The coffee itself is grown between 1,650 – 1,850MASL and is farmed by majority female smallholder farmers in the local area.
Tizita started this project with the goal of empowering women working in coffee from production to management of the station, something that has already become a reality at Bulesa. As the project has evolved, the scheme has developed and started providing educational and agricultural workshops for children and women across the community.