Tsekaka is both the language and the name of the tribal group that owns the Amuliba plantation, where this coffee was harvested. The original plantation was started in the mid-1950’s by Norm Plant, an expatriate from Australia. Norm also planted the first trees on the neighboring Sigri plantation, and was involved in the rapid growth of coffee cultivation in the Highlands region for years. His original plantation has grown significantly and was ultimately acquired by the Tsekaka clan in 1978. It currently functions as a coffee plantation and central processing facility for the surrounding region, with the owners purchasing cherries from local smallholders as well as growing their own. This lot is comprised solely of peaberries. Peaberry beans occur when only 1 bean from a coffee cherry develops (normally there are two) and in turn has more of a round shape, like a pea! This phenomenon occurs in less than 5% of the crop so they are thought to be more special by many consumers.
Chris (Submitted on May 31st 2020)
Great beans with a lot of character! This is more an afternoon coffee than an easy-drinking morning coffee for me.
Unknown (Submitted on Jan 2nd 2019)
I find this coffee exhibits all that I like best in coffees from the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. Thanks for offering!