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Suddi
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Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir anda producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50
Estate range
ESTATE
Suddi
Forêt de Suddi Omi
Nekemte
Ethiopia
Producer
Latu Gudina Suddi Cooperative
Altitude
1800 - 2400 m
Environment
Altitude forest
Species
arabica
Varietal
Heirloom
Harvest period
December to February
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Fully Washed
Drying
African beds
Sensory profile
« Fruity and spicy profil.  »
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THE ESTATE RANGE
Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir and a producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50

ABOUT

Suddi is a cooperative in the Nekemte appellation, in the region of Anfilloo. It collects exceptional forest coffees with fruity aromas, grown in a volcanic environment with fertile soils and a complex biodiversity. Its ecosystem relies partly on coffee cultivation. Our Belco teams found and identified this rare forest coffee with the help of Shambe, who was born here. By increasing recognition of this coffee, we are helping to protect the unique local natural heritage and maintain its agroforestry-based farming practices.

FORÊT DE SUDDI OMI

The village where the cooperative is located is called Suddi Omi, named after the Suddi flower and a local tree, the Omi. Legend has it that people from the surrounding countryside used to stop under an Omi on their long journey to the market. The village was named after the Suddi flowers that grew nearby, characteristic of the region and which they used to admire.

And it’s true, the site is quite remarkable – surrounded by 3 volcanic pitons, the coffee trees unfurl beneath a primary forest of endemic species that are becoming increasingly rare in Ethiopia. Located relatively far from the main villages and in steep, hard-to-access areas, the forest is still relatively unaffected by massive logging. Trees of impressive diameters give an indication of how long the species have been present.

The Suddi soil is unique, with a surface composed of volatile volcanic residues including ash and with good fertilising properties that strengthen the plant life. Suddi also has mineral water springs.


Ground
Volcanic and fertile

Rainfall
Heavy from May to October

Temperature
-

Humidity
0.00

Shadow
Forest coffee

Preparation

Coffee washed, dried on African beds for 8 to 10 days.

FORÊT DE SUDDI OMI

Strengths

Unique biodiversity | Forest coffee | Quality Improvement

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

The cooperative has 447 members. It is managed by its chair, MilkeyasDhina, helped by EleyasDingta. All the member farmers work small farms less than 1 hectare in size. They produce natural forest coffees, harvested by hand and dried on African beds. Belco is committed to preserving this local know-how, a guarantee of remarkable cup quality. To this end, our teams provide regular on-site training. Marjorie, our agronomist, has journeyed to Suddi twice, in particular to speak with the farmers and stress the importance of picking, helping them with a very selective ripe cherry approach to further improve the aromas of their forest coffee.
Increasing recognition of the qualities of the coffee collected in Suddi will play a key role in maintaining the terroir’s biodiversity. If it were not for these coffee trees, the Anfilloo forest would probably be under greater threat today. The exceptional agroforestry system ensures both the preservation of its natural resources and the pursuit of local farming practices.


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