Say hello then wave goodbye… then say hello again, because the Suke Quto washed Ethiopia is back baby. We’ve had this coffee a couple of times now, it’s a favourite that we always snatch up because of its consistently high quality - grown at 1800 - 2200 masl and made up of the varieties Kurume and Welicho, its flavour profile is super lemon-y with some elderflower and jasmine notes.
We try to engage as much as we can with transparent projects that aim to transform the landscape for farmers. Tesfaye Bekele, a farmer and the owner of the Suke Quto processing mill is a member of the Trabocca blockchain - a system that tracks the flow of money from the purchase of green beans directly into the hands of the farmers themselves at much fairer prices and higher rates.
Bekele’s washing station is situated in Guji and collects the coffees of 278 outgrowers in the region. All transactions and lots are fully traceable through this washing station, which you can see for yourself through Trabocca’s sitehere.