One 12 oz. compostable Biotre bag.
Our second natural Ethiopia offering of the season was again introduced to us by Trabocca, our long-time importing partners, who do an incredible job year-round forming relationships throughout Ethiopia. This coffee shares many similarities with the previous Guji Highland (both naturally processed and from the same region), but with an added layer of traceability and potential for a long term relationship. Dimtu Tero is the name of both a privately owned farm and washing station just north of the major town of Shakiso.
From Trabocca: “Getachew Zeleke, the founder of Dimtu Tero Farm, has set an ambitious goal for himself. He wants to become the leader in quality, traceability, and sustainability in the Guji zone; and he is convinced that this will be achieved by Guji’s work-force - the coffee smallholders of Odo Shakiso. Getachew focuses on supply chain integration of stakeholders. Simply put, he works together with smallholders that have vision to grow a thriving and sustainable coffee community near the villages of Tero, Jelewo Anona, Mancity, and Hangadi. They become equal partners. The smallholders receive premiums on top of the regular cherry price, interest free loans, improved coffee seedlings, processing equipment, and training – in productivity, quality, and sustainability. Bekele Beriso, a 90-year-old smallholder, explains ‘We are partners of Getachew. We work hard on the coffee farming side so that the buyer can pay a fair price for the coffee and reward us if they are happy with our coffee.’ Dimtu Tero is stretched over 151 hectares of land in the Odo Shakiso district, where the natural environment is favorable to produce some of the best coffees of Ethiopia. Getachew works with 136 registered smallholder farmers who collectively own 989 hectares of land in total. Coffee production and processing are done in an organic, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly manner.”
This is a rather new partnership for Trabocca, as they have only been buying coffees from Getachew for three years now - with this year being the first that coffees from Dimtu Tero have been imported to the United States. If you’re a fan of big berry bomb coffees, Dimtu Tero is the one for you. This coffee sits heavy in the mouth and is dripping with sticky fruits and white sugar sweetness that lingers long into the aftertaste. As the coffee cools, layers of fruited complexity unfold beyond the traditional veil of chocolate and berry flavor notes. We’re tasting: chocolate ganache, coconut, raisins, grape candy, mixed berry jam, citrus marmalade.