Duromina starts with the classic washed Ethiopian notes of florals, honey, and citrus, that together reminds us of honeysuckle and lychee.
|Flavor Notes:||Honeysuckle / Pineapple Gummy / Melon Sorbet|
|Producers:||Small Farmer Cooperative|
|Elevation:||1900 - 2100 meters|
Duromina (in the Afaan Oromo language, translates “to improve their lives”) was founded as a 100-member cooperative in 2010, with the aid of non-governmental assistance. TechnoServe not only helped with the basics such as providing funding, managers, and agronomists; they further assisted in business advising, including debt management and tracking of payment to all members. These resources have allowed the Duromina Cooperative to invest back into their own improvements, including adding two washing stations that are among the most ecologically efficient in the region. Through these improvements, the group has been able to move into being an independent operation overseen by multiple farmer-member leadership boards. The cooperative has developed a reputation for producing some of the best African coffees each year, which further correlates to higher income for each member.
Duromina starts with the classic washed Ethiopian notes of florals, honey, and citrus, that together reminds us of honeysuckle and lychee. Setting it out from its peers, the cup moves beyond this into more complex, yet still delicate flavors of sweet pineapple gummies and refreshing melon sorbet. This coffee is a beautiful representation of why so many find these types of coffee to be their all-time favorite. And better yet, this one shows why it has earned its own legacy in only 8 years. It is the perfect coffee for the bright morning sunshine on these clear summer mornings.
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