Ethiopia Suke Quto
A sweet cup layered with notes of dried apricots, green tea, and ripe raspberry.
Year 8 working with Suke Quto and boy, is it wonderful as ever! Every roastery needs a classic washed Ethiopia in the lineup and Suke Quto always holds it down. We partnered with Trabocca and Tesfaye in 2014 because of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and the vision to improve the lives of the producers.
After a bushfire, out of a desire of forest conservation, Tesfaye started Suke Quto Farm and certified the farm through several environmental certification agencies. It was possible to conserve the forest by distributing coffee and shade tree seedlings amongst the local community. He recruited 150 out-growers, who over time replanted the forest. With this, Tesfaye accomplished his dream with Suke Quto Farm: developing environmentally friendly coffee, and sustaining the local community with a consistent income. The local smallholders harvest coffee cherries and deliver it to Suke Quto Farm for processing.
With all of our long-term relationships, as we grow we grow our commitments with producers like Suke Quto and look forward to serving their fresh crop arrivals each year.
Suke Quto is situated in the Guji Zone of Sidamo, Ethiopia. Heirloom varieties are grown between 1,800-2,130 meters above sea level before being processed using the washed method.
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