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Tiny Footprint Coffee

Ethiopia Guji | Suke Quto | Fully Washed | Light Roast

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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.


ROAST Light   

REGION Sidama, Guji Zone

PROCESS  Fully washed, dried on raised beds in the sun

ALTITUDE 1800-2200 meters

VARIETY Kurume and Welicho



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 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).



This is our kind of story, a heroic tale of an agronomist turned specialty 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 series of brush fires 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 500 hectare strong farm, he has over 150 neighbors delivering prime organic coffee cherry to his mill for processing.



-Rainforest Alliance



Ethiopia Guji | Suke Quto | Fully Washed | Light Roast

Ethiopia Guji | Suke Quto | Fully Washed | Light Roast