About The Grower After receiving an unenthusiastic response in the community, Tesfaye reserved a piece of land to begin a coffee seedling nursery with government money. With people remaining uneager to farm the seedlings, he took it upon himself. After his first harvest, the community that originally rejected his idea returned to gather seedlings to grow on their land. Tesfaye now owns 221 hectares of land and partners with 171 growers in the region.
Suke Quto Suke Quto Farm expands over the highlands and valleys of the Odo Shakisso woreda, or district. The farm’s volcanic soil is maintained by organic recycling through litterfall, shade trees, and root residue from coffee. Tesfaye focuses on the economic growth of the community by paying liveable wages from sustainable coffee production.