Tarkegn Gutu Natural - Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia - Filter Roast
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ALTITUDE 2,100m above sea level
VARIETY Kurume, 74110 + 74112
PRODUCERS Tarkegn Gutu
Gutu Birre was born into a coffee farming family and grew up helping his father on the family farm. In accordance with the tradition of Gedeo, when Gutu got married in 1960 he was given a total of one hectare of land from his family. In his long years of coffee farming journey, he has invested in quality improvement, acquisition of more lands and infrastructure. Understanding the economic importance of coffee farming—since it was the only means of income for his family—Gutu decided to expand the size of his coffee farm. Currently he produces coffee from a total of 3.8 hectares of land located in the village of Tulise in Yirgacheffe county of Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia.
His elder son, Tarekegn Gutu, has followed his father’s step and decided to quit school and started coffee farming and business. As an independent young boy, he inherited half hectare from his father back in 2010. Since then, Tarekgen has kept acquiring and contracting additional coffee farms. As of 2019/20 cropping season, Tarekgen Gutu owns a total of 4.8 hectares. He is one of the fewest young coffee farmers in the area who puts a lot of time and energy on coffee agronomy and processing to produce high quality coffee lots.
Both father and son, inherited Gedeo local landrace coffee varieties through their original coffee land. Both expanded their lands and also introduced improved coffee varieties. These micro lots are produced from the very well-known Kurume local landrace coffee variety and two other improved coffee varieties namely 74110 & 74112 developed by coffee breeders at Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC).