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Suke Quto + Trabocca + Fairfood...

Suke Quto + Trabocca + Fairfood...

If you have been a long time follower of our coffee partnerships, you will be well aware that we have a long standing relationship with our exporter Trabocca and with the farmers from Suke Quto, Ethiopia 

A while back both Trabocca and Tesfaye Bekele, the owner of Suke Quto wanted to trace back and publish a full transparency report, highlighting he extent of the coffee chain and its many complex steps and costs.  

Enter Fairfood, an NGO that strives to make supply chains sustainable for the people that produce our food. They developed an online platform called ‘Trace’ that enables full...


A sourcing trip to Guatemala...

A sourcing trip to the Central American heartland, GUATEMALA…
 
When you talk about coffee producing countries in Central America, Guatemala is regarded as a powerhouse, considered for a long time as the leading producer, until it was overtaken by Honduras.
Our trip to Guatemala coincided with the seasonal harvest, and it was an opportunity to not only taste and select coffees, but more importantly forge relationships with producers.
There...


A story to be told - Inga Aponte, Colombia...

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Our visit to Suke Quto, Guji, Ethiopia...

After a long six years, we managed to return to the home of coffee Ethiopia. Our trip was a week long journey through the coffee heartlands of Sidamo, Yirga 'Chefe and Guji.

One of our longest relationship farms is Suke Quto, which is located in Guji, not far from the town of Shakiso. We spent a full day in the fields and at the washing station, talking to Tesfaye Bekele and reliving his life's coffee journey.   

After a bushfire, out of a desire of forest conservation, Tesfaye started Suke Quto Farm...


Suke Quto Community School Project...

Suke Quto Community School Project...

As part of our origin farm visit to Ethiopia, we started to collect funds one week prior to our departure in aid of the Suke Quto Community School Project, and deliver much needed stationary related items and also cash to aid in the further development of the schools infrastructure.

Suke Quto is a progressive and large growing farm where many of the inhabitants of Kumure Village work and live. The livelihoods of many people whom work near the village rely in coffee production, therefore the future of this community lies in the children that attend the school.

Our...