DUROMINA - ETHIOPIA

Gardelli

DUROMINA - ETHIOPIA - Shot
  • 5.500 KD

QUALITY SCORE: 90.00 (SCA cup protocol)

Bergamot / Lime / Apricot / Mango / White Tea

suggested for espresso and filter

 

 

Technical detail

Several small farmers      Ethiopia           
Producer              Country
          Jimma              1950-2050 mt
    Terroir               Elevation

 

Wet (washed)         Heirlooms
 Fermentation        Cultivar    

 

December 16            June 17 
   Picked in            Landed in

 

        9000 kg               GrainPro bag
     Lot size                Arrived in
                                     Self-made
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on

 

 THE STORY BEHIND

Duromina, which means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language, is a coffee cooperative in south western Jimma Zone. Coffee has grown here for generations but was traditionally processed using the dry, natural method. Farmers paid little attention to quality control. Despite an ideal climate and altitude for coffee growing, the area’s coffee was synonymous with poor quality. Year after year, farmers received low prices for their coffee, earning little income as a result. On paper these farmers had it all; very high altitude, rich and fertile soils, Ethiopia's incredibly complex heirloom varietals and good rainfall. The missing link was quality control. Now that this has been addressed, the Duromina farmers produce coffees of outstanding quality with scores of 90+ being achieved. In 2010, around one hundred local coffee farmers banded together to form Duromina. As the name suggests, their goal was simple: to improve their lives. With technical support, business advice and access to finance through TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative, the members acquired and installed a wet mill and began processing fully washed coffee for the first time. These improvements helped Duromina produce high-quality coffee and bring new prosperity to the community. Two years later, an international panel of professional judges would select Duromina’s coffee as the best in Africa, awarding the cooperative the top prize in the leading regional cupping competition.

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