Duromina - Ethiopia

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Origin: Jimma Zone, Oromia, Western Ethiopia

Farm: Around 100 smallholder/ co-operative members. 

Varietals: Heirloom

Processing: Washed

 This is the last of the Ethiopian coffee that we will be bringing you this season. Again, it's outstanding quality, scoring just under 91. 

Many of you will remember our 'Moata' from last season and this coffee is from the same co-operative in Western Ethiopia. Over the past few years, the Duromina co-operative has been producing some of the very best coffee in Ethiopia and this lot is no exception. Expect something akin to Pimms in your cup. The fruit notes in this coffee are astonishingly complex and hints of bergamot and pink grapefruit help create a seriously wild party on your tastebuds! This coffee works just as well in espresso as it does with other brew methods, you're going to love it. 

In filter, it's easy to brew in the Aeropress using our usual recipe and a 14.5g dose. In our cafe, we were using 15g doses in a 15g VST basket. Yield was 34g and the shot was taking around 43 seconds whcih includes a 6 second pre-infusion. 

 

Thanks for our friends at Falcon Speciality, here is a little more information about the Duromina co-operative.......

'Duromina, which means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language, is a coffee cooperative in southwesternJimma Zone. Coffee has grown here for generations but was traditionally processed using thedry, natural method. Farmers paid little attention to quality control. Despite an ideal climate and altitudefor coffee growing, the area’s coffee was synonymous with poor quality. Year after year, farmers receivedlow prices for their coffee, earning little income as a result. On paper these farmers had it all; veryhigh altitude, rich and fertile soils, Ethiopia's incredibly complex heirloom varietals and good rainfall. Themissing link was quality control. Now that this has been addressed, the Duromina farmers produce coffeesof 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, theirgoal was simple: to improve their lives. With technical support, business advice and access to financethrough TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative, the members acquired and installed a wet mill and beganprocessing fully washed coffee for the first time. These improvements helped Duromina produce high-quality coffee and bring new prosperity to the community. Twoyears later, an international panel of professional judges would select Duromina’s coffee as the best inAfrica, awarding the cooperative the top prize in the leading regional cupping competition.'

 

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