July’s Single Origin of the Month – Ethiopia Duromina
July 25, 2017
Varietal: Mixed Heirloom
Elevation: 1800 – 1950m
Tasting Notes: Lime, juicy green apple, peach tea and almond with medium acidity and a silky mouthfeel
The Duromina Cooperative is located in the southwest of Ethiopia in the Oromia state. The Cooperative encompasses approximately 1,600 small holder farmers that grow coffee to generate most of their income; many also intercropping various foods and animals.
With approximately 730 hectares of land dedicated to producing coffee in the area, the wet mill processes around 300 tonne of coffee cherry each season. Farmers harvest the coffee from their small plots which are grown under the shade of indigenous Acaciá trees. There is no use of agrochemicals during the farming stage, making their produce completely natural and the wet mill is fed by gravity from a nearby river. The pulp created during the processing is blended with soil to create compost and be used as fertiliser.
The region’s farmers deliver picked fully ripe cherries to the coop’s wet mill where the red cherry is then soaked and floated to sort the differing densities prior to processing.
The Coffee Hit Single Origin Coffee Program
Single Origin Coffee Program allows us to introduce and showcase a new coffee every two months. Our single origin coffees are produced from one varietal rather than a blend of varietals, and are carefully chosen for their unique, high quality characteristics. As single origin coffees are seasonal, they are only available in small batch quantities but provide a fantastic opportunity for coffee lovers to further engage with the brand and try something new.