QUALITY SCORE: 90.50
Lavender / Strawberry / Lime / Plum
Since the previous lot was extremely appreciated and you all loved it, we are now bringing you another fresh crop from Sidama region, Ethiopia.
Daye Bensa is a coffee exporting company founded by the brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo in 2006.
The company owns a farm and works with several communities of outgrowers. Daye Bensa farm is located at the heart of Shantewena Village within 10km from Daye - a town in the middle of natural forest and indigenous trees, the age of which is presumably more than 200 years. The farm is within the reachable distance for outgrowers in Bombe, Shantewena and Keramo villages. It is surrounded by rivers, one of them, separating Shantewena from Bombe, runs from the hills above Keramo.
Daye Bensa works with multiple washing stations. Their main washing station is situated at Shantewena, other important ones are Keramo and Abore (Bombe). In 2020, Daye Bensa won the 7th place in the Cup of Excellence with their Assefa Dukamo Korma Natural, grown on Asefa’s farm and processed in Shantewena station. The outgrower farmers from adjacent villages are essentially fixed suppliers for the Shantewena station, as they do not deliver cherries to other stations. The farmers cooperating with the station agree to follow good farming practices to ensure sustainability and traceability. Daye Bensa is also investing in upgraded processing equipment of the station and experimenting with honey and anaerobic fermentation.
Keramo cherries are processed on the Shantewena station. So far, the lots from Bombe, Shantewena and Keramo villages continue to stand out on the cupping table. The beans are very dense, with heavy concentrations of the smaller screen sizes, which is highly unusual and is due to the higher elevations, where the coffee is grown.