Suke Quto - Ethiopia

Notes Peach, Jasmine, Bergamot
Origin Suke Quto, Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Altitude 1,800-2,200 masl
Varietal Kurume, Welicho
Process Washed
Certification Organic, Rainforest Alliance

Occasionally a coffee comes along that just blows you away. This stunning coffee from the Suke Quto farm in the Guji region of Ethiopia is exactly that. We cupped it alongside a host of other coffees, and the moment we tried it there were no words, just a knowing look between myself and Mike that here was something special. It had all the hallmarks of high grade washed Ethiopian coffee with beautiful florals and notes of peach and bergamot, but I’ve tried very few coffees that have the same intensity of flavour.

The Suke Quto farm was set up by Tesfaye Bekele following a bushfire in the area. In order to conserve the remaining forest he distributed coffee and shade tree seedlings amongst the local community and recruited out-growers to replant the forest. The out-growers harvest the coffee and deliver it to the Suke Quto farm for processing. With a background in agronomy, horticulture and quality control, producing sustainable, high-quality coffee is at the heart of what Tesfaye is trying to achieve. The farm is organic and Rainforest Alliance certified and participates in revered importer Trabocca’s “Cherry Red” scheme which rewards Ethiopian farmers for hard work and innovation. The quality of the cup is testament to just how much of each has gone into creating this absolutely stunning lot.

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