April Box


Tesfaye Bekele - A Farmpreneurs Journey

In this months box, we're presenting two coffees from Suke Quto Farm with different processing methods - washed and honey. The owner and founder of Suke Quto is Tesfaye Bekele and he has quite a story.

In the late 90s, bushfires ravaged the coffee growing areas of Guji. At the time, Tesfaye worked as a government official in Natural Resource and Environmental Protection. As locals returned to the area, he saw a need to diversify the agri-economic output of the region- from staples like teff and maize, to replant and include coffee.

The locals initially accepted the idea, but soon lost interest after learning they would need to wait 4-5 years for the first harvest. Undeterred and convinced replanting trees was the best way to preserve the Guji forest, Tesfaye took it upon himself to start the project. Starting with a small parcel of land, he started a coffee nursery. And not being able to find motivated staff (due to the long wait period before seeing results), he quit his job and became a coffee farmer. After his first successful harvest, locals returned asking for help with seedlings. So now many farms in Guji are inspired by the Suke Quto Farm.

We invite you to check out Trabocca's blockchain traceability app, where you can follow the steps from each of the 278 producers that go through the Suke Quto Washing Station.


Suke Quto Washed

Washed

Washed process varieties Kurume and Welicho from producer Tesfaye Bekele at Suke Quto Farm in Guji, Ethiopia.
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Introduced and sourced by Trabocca.

Origin:

Guji, Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Rosehip, Apricot, Pineapple

Brew:

Filter
We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide

Suke Quto Honey

Honey

Honey process varieties Kurume and Welicho from producer Tesfaye Bekele at Suke Quto Farm in Guji, Ethiopia.
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Introduced and sourced by Trabocca.

Origin:

Guji, Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Jasmine, Orange, Shortbread

Brew:

Filter
We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide