Background: The Suke Quto Farm was established in 2005 with the idea to implement environmentally friendly coffee farming practices under the shade of the natural forest canopy. The farm is set in a diverse landscape of mountains, highlands, plateaus, valleys, plains, and (most of all) highly nutritious volcanic soil: fertile, loamy, and dark brown in color. When a bushfire destroyed most of the surrounding forest, locals began growing corn and teff on the land, leading to soil erosion. Tesfaye Bekele, the farm's owner, came up with the idea to distribute coffee and shade tree seedlings. Our coffee from Suke Quto is the fruit of this conservation on effort to nestle the coffee gardens beneath an abundance of shade trees.
Groundwork is very happy to be able to offer this stunning coffee. It has been a while since we carried a washed coffee from Ethiopia, but this one is well worth the wait. We are glad to bring this coffee back, thanks to our partnership and friends at Trabocca North America.
In the cup: This light roast is crisp and refreshing with notes of watermelon, white peach, wintergreen, and Darjeeling tea.
Source: Suke Quto
Region: Guji Zone, Oromia
Varietal: Kurume and Welicho
Processing: Washed and then dried on raised beds
Certification: USDA Organic