Ethiopia Suke Quto
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/225 grams|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, citrusy-bright. Tangerine zest, apricot, almond, cocoa nib, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-leaning structure with high-toned acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Notes of tangerine zest and almond characterize the crisp, long finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. Produced at Tesfaye Bekele's Suke Quto Farm and processed by the washed method. Street Bean is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for street-involved young people to apprentice and enter the coffee industry in their greater-Seattle community. Visit www.streetbean.org for more information.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, juicy washed-process Ethiopia cup with citrus and stone fruit notes up top and spice-toned florals underneath.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back