Milk and Beans - Ethiopia

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Farmers of the Duromina co-operative in the Jimma region of Ethiopia






1980 masl

Roast Profile


Taste Notes

Notes of Floral Peach and Sweet Lemon Tea

Coffee Facts

SCA Score - 87.5

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.

The Duromina farmers now 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.

This coffee is from the single lot #29.