Our signature organic blend for those who live with gusto. Versatile and full-bodied with milk chocolate, honey and berry notes, this exquisite coffee is infused with a zest for life. No matter how you brew it, it will rev up your day. For more info download the complete factsheet of the Gusto here or read below.
Please note that Gusto with roast date before 16th of December contains Fazenda Klem instead of COMSA and a washed Dimtu Tero instead of a washed Suke Quto. More info?
- Country Honduras, Ethiopia
- Region Marcala, Guji
- Farm COMSA, Dimtu Tero, Suke Quto
- Process Washed, Natural
- Certificate Organic
This coffee comes from the COMSA cooperative (short for Café Organico Marcala S.A.) in the Marcala region in Honduras – a famous coffee region that has already been awarded several prizes for the great quality of its coffees. The area of Marcala is located on the slopes of the Montecillos mountains at an altitude of 1200 – 1600 metres above sea level. COMSA is made up of 69 members who work together to grow and process 100% organic coffee using new, innovative methods. The COMSA farmers put great emphasis on preserving the flora and fauna of the region. They promote diversification of crops and biodiversity; citrus fruits and bananas are grown in direct proximity to the coffee. The coffee is produced under strict norms of organic production and is almost entirely shade-grown. This allows the cherries to develop over an extended period of time which intensifies the flavours in the cup. The farmers also process their coffee using the washed method which creates a very clean and sweet taste. One that everyone loves to drink!
Dimtu Tero, Ethiopia
Gusto currently consists of two Ethiopian coffees, a washed coffee from Suke Quto and a natural from Dimtu Tero. Dimtu Tero is located in the Tero farmers Village in the Odo Shakisso district, in the Guji Zone and known for producing consistently high quality coffees. Getachew Zeleke, founder of the Dimtu farm, strives to become the leader in quality, traceability and sustainability in the Guji zone. To reach this goal, Getachew works closely together with 136 small-scale coffee farmers in the area, who all strive for the same goals. He rewards the smallholders with premiums on top
of the regular cherry price, gives them interest-free loans, imported coffee seedlings, processing equipment and training. All these farmers make sure their coffee production practices are conducted in an organic, socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. Through innovative ways, Getachew constantly works on improving the quality of his coffee. The shade nets he installed on his farm for example, help to slowly dry the cherries, which stimulates developing more flavour. And that can definitely be tasted in the cup!
Suke Quto, Ethiopia
This washed Ethiopian coffee comes from the Suke Quto farm in the Guji zone of South Eastern Ethiopia, founded in 2005 by Tesfaye. After a large fire destroyed part of the surrounding area, locals started to grow teff (an annual grass) and corn on their lands. This made the ground barren which is why Tesfaye came up with the idea of planting coffee and shade tree seedlings. Over 150 ‘outgrowers’ are now replanting the forest, bringing organic coffee to the Suke Quto farm for processing. Tesfaye has been selling his coffee to our importing partner Trabocca since 2009. Trabocca rewards good harvests by paying Suko Quto’s organic certification and by implementing Operation Cherry Red at the farm. OCR stimulates farmers to only pick the ripest cherries. This produces a higher quality coffee and farmers can ask a higher price for their efforts – which guarantees a better future for both the environment and the farmers. By buying this coffee, we also support the initiative. By purchasing it, so will you.
In 2017, we began to invest in another joint project of Tesfaye and Trabocca: the building of a school in the Kumure
village, where Suke Quto is located. The livelihoods of many people who work at the farm rely on the coffee production. In turn, the future of this wonderful coffee lies with them. The school will enable their children to go to a safe, fully-equipped school. And by buying this coffee, you also donate to the school project. After several challenges, Tesfaye officially handed over the school to the community in October 2018. The story continues: Tesfaye has a long-term vision, aiming to give each and every child the opportunity to go to school. He therefore already has plans for a
second school building. Finally, we are proud that Tesfaye has visited our roastery and café in the Netherlands – twice! And that we’ve built such a great relationship with him.
Brew advice espresso
- Dose double espresso 19,5 grams
- Extraction time 27 seconds
- Shot weight 40-42 grams
Brew advice filter
- Dose 15 grams
- Water 250 grams at 96 degrees
- Procedure 30 seconds bloom with 50 grams of water, fill up with water to 250 grams
- Total extraction time 2.30 minutes
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