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Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast
Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast
Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast
Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast
Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast
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Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto - Light Roast

Regular price $14.50

FLAVOR PROFILE Orange zest and lemon accented acidity that dissolves into sweet milk chocolate-like body with notes of Earl Grey (bergamot) and subtle spice in the finish.

ETHIOPIA GUJI SUKE QUTO FARM 

ROAST Light   

REGION Sidama, Guji Zone

PROCESS  Fully washed, dried on raised beds in the sun

ALTITUDE 1800-2200 meters

VARIETY Kurume and Welicho

 

MORE INFO ABOUT THIS COFFEE

Grown at over 6,000 feet (1800 meters +) then wet processed (washed) under strict quality standards, the farm is part of a program established by our importer (and enabled ultimately by you the specialty coffee drinker) that pays for its organic certification and additional price premiums when quality standards are met. At Suke Quto wet processing includes pulping the skin off the cherry and allowing the remaining fruit to ferment for 36 -72 hours (depending on weather conditions), the softened sweet smelling fruit is then washed off the parchment (a paper like membrane that contains the two coffee beans), then sun-dried on raised screens for 9-13 days. (the accompanying pictures show the Suke Quto drying screens).

 

MORE INFO ABOUT THIS COFFEE

This is our kind of story, a heroic tale of a coffee farmer, Tesfaye, with a dream to grow specialty coffee under the shade of the forest canopy in and around his small 5 hectare farm. Sometime after Tesfaye founded Suke Quto in 2005, a large amount of the surrounding forest was consumed in a brush fire leaving his farm and neighboring land threatened by soil erosion and eventually desertification. This was exacerbated by many of his neighbors choosing to plant Corn and Teff in the now open fields. Tesfaye decided the only way out of this predicament was to turn his neighbors into ecologically friendly coffee farmers by giving them, in addition to his expertise, shade and coffee tree seedlings. Today, in addition to his now 221 hectare strong farm, he has over 150 neighbors delivering prime organic coffee cherry to his mill for processing.

 

-Organic

-Rainforest Alliance

-Kosher

 


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