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Origins: Shantawene, Sidamo - Ethiopia
Altitude: 1900-2200 masl
Processing Method: Natural
This coffee truly reflects some good change happening in coffee at the moment. In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as from smallholders in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo, and Bombe. Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. Its two farms, in Kaffa and Sidamo, are Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, and C.A.F.E. practices certified.
Each year they host an “Out-Growers” Day, where nearly 1,000 farmers gather to celebrate their harvests and receive additional payments for coffee cherry contributions. Daye Bensa additionally rewards the top three farmers from each of the three villages with certificates and premiums, recognising them for consistently delivering high-quality cherries.
When farmers are additionally rewarded for the quality of their crop we are all better off- it’s fruitful indeed, in more ways than one.
We are proud to support Daye Bensa and their plans for the future. Going forward, they will be working even more closely with farmers, encouraging women into coffee cultivation, and working alongside Hawassa University to help students perform research with the aim of improving coffee quality.
Soft and sweet with complex acidity. Ripe berries sparkle, with a sweet chocolate and blueberry centre.