preferred_method: false
preferred_milk: false
Save as favourite

Foundry Coffee Roasters: Ethiopia, Duromina, Washed, Whole bean

Tasting notes: Lime, honey and juicy oranges

Click to change

Getting product details...

Classic Washed Ethiopian coffee never fails to amaze and this coffee, bursting with lime, honey and juicy oranges is a perfect example. Wild espresso or refreshing, tea-like filter coffee - there really are no bad options here. Duromina, is a coffee cooperative in the southwestern Jimma Zone. Coffee has grown here for generations but was traditionally processed without great care using the dry or natural method and was therefore of low quality despite perfect growing conditions. In 2010, around one hundred local coffee farmers banded together to improve their lives. The Coffee Initiative - a project established by Technoserve and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - was influential in establishing and developing fledgeling cooperatives like this one and improvements helped them produce high- quality coffee and bring new prosperity to the community. Two years later, an international panel of professional judges selected Duromina’s coffee as the best in Africa, awarding the cooperative the top prize in the leading regional cupping competition.

From Foundry Coffee Roasters:

This is classic. Washed Ethiopian coffee never fails to amaze with its exciting complexity and sheer joyful wildness. This coffee is a perfect example of the genre. Your cup will be just bursting with lime, honey and juicy oranges. Floral notes are less pronounced here, it's all about the zing. Wild espresso or refreshing, tea-like filter coffee - there really are no bad options here.

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 or natural method. Farmers paid little attention to quality control and despite an ideal climate and altitude for coffee growing, the area’s coffee was synonymous with poor quality. On paper, these farmers had it all; very high altitude, rich and fertile soils, Ethiopia's incredibly complex heirloom varietals and good rainfall. Year after year, farmers received low prices for their coffee, earning little income as a result. The missing link was quality control.

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. The Coffee Initiative - a project established by Technoserve and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - was influential in establishing and developing fledgeling cooperatives like Duromina. With technical support, business advice and access to finance, the members acquired and installed a wet mill and began processing fully washed coffee for the first time. As part of the Coffee Initiative, Falcon acted as guarantor for 47 farming groups, representing 100,000 people, so that they qualified for bank loans which were integral to the project. 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.

Farm/Coop: Duromina
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Black, With milk
Origin: Ethiopia, Africa
Region: Jimma Zone, Oromia, Western Ethiopia
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Lime, honey and juicy oranges
Varietals: Heirloom

Roaster: Foundry Coffee Roasters

Roasting and delivery information

We roast to order and at least three times per week. We will ship your order on our roasting day as long as it is received by the day before.

We use Royal Mail 1st class post in especially designed, letterbox friendly packaging.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


Initial collection: Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Similar coffees from

Thinking...
Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

Share with your friends...
Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield
Hint: click one of the three different views
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Costa Rica, Finca San Francisco, Natural, Whole bean
from 250g: £10.50
From Foundry Coffee Roasters: It's back! Definitely up there with our most popular natural processed coffees of the past few years, this one is an absolute belter. Just like before, prepare yourself for HUGE tropical fruit notes. Papaya, mango, apricots - it's a real treat for the taste buds. Despite...
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Guatemala, Damaris Camposeco, Washed, Whole bean
from 250g: £8.50
From Foundry Coffee Roasters: We loved this coffee the first time we tried it and we also struggled to decide whether it was a 'comfort' or 'adventure' coffee - but decided in the end that the nutty notes and the smooth caramel and creamy chocolate body just pushed it into...
Save as favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters: Kenya, Karatu-Gitwe Farmer Co-operative, Washed, Whole bean
from 250g: £10.50
From Foundry Coffee Roasters: You've just got to love a peaberry, right? There's just something about them. Incredibly juicy and intense in flavour. There are floral hints of bergamot and fruit notes which remind us of peach and limes. On cooling, you might pick up a note of rich tomato, a...
Hint: click one of the three different views

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.