Ethiopia | Shantewene
Ethiopia | 100% Organic Arabica Coffee
Organic / Fair Trade / Locally Roasted by City Bean Roasters
In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as from "out-growers" in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo and Bombe.
This Shantawene coffee is named after the village, where the majority of the people, many of them women, work on the coffee farm. Daye Bensa is at 1,900–2,217 meters, and the delivered cherry from comes from out-growers' farms higher up the mountain, between 2,000 and 2,400 meters.
Going forward, Daye Benesa is hoping to work with more farmers, to particularly encourage women farmers and to work with Hawassa University, to help students perform research to improve coffee quality.
This coffee is a medium-light roast with notes of boysenberry jam and shortbread cookies.