COOPERATIVE: Duromina, Lot 29
REGION: Jimma, Oromia, Western Ethiopia
VARIETIES: Mixed heirloom
ALTITUDE: 1980 MASL
NOTES: Turkish delight, blackberry and fennel
Your notes: Peach, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, 'Noodles' (Ed French)
The People's Choice! It was a lot of fun having the public down to the roastery, where we tasted 6 samples and chose the favourite as our first Slurp Club release!
We had a mix of Ethiopians and El Salvadors on the table, with a few different processes. The winning coffee is this delicious washed lot from Duromina. Sweet and fruity, with notes of turkish delight, blackberry and an interesting fennel florals - a worthy winner!
FROM OUR IMPORTER - FALCON
Duromina, which means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language, is a coffee cooperative in southwestern 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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