1000 Faces: Suke Quto, Sidamo Ethiopia (Organic)
Body: Bright, juicy
Acidity: Medium low
Notes: Canteloupe, melon, honey, apricot, açaí
A 2014 Good Food Award winner, 1000 Faces' Suke Quto is a tribute to the products of organic harvesting, traditional processing methods, and sustainable farming. 1000 Faces' extensive production process entails selective protocols including "careful cherry selection, milling with a calibrated McKinnon 4 disc pulper, 48-hour fermentation in concert tanks, washing done in extended channels that provide for density separation, a final soak to increase fruit-like acidity, and properly managed drying on a raised bed."
Suke Quto is a prime example of the diversity available in the coffee industry. The medium light roast and bright, juicy body reveal a tea-like character and delightfully fruity undertones. The roast delivers aromas of orange peel, lavender, and blueberry (typical of certain regions of Ethiopia). Similar to chamomile or lemon tea, it refreshes the palate but still gives just the right amount of kick to jump-start your day; not to mention it tastes fantastic iced! Thanks to 1000 Faces for sending this one over!