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Foundry Coffee Roasters - Duromina - Ethiopia - washed

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From Lee @ Foundry Coffee Roasters:

This is the last of the Ethiopian coffee that we will be bringing you this season. Again, it's outstanding quality, scoring just under 91.

Many of you will remember our 'Moata' from last season and this coffee is from the same co-operative in Western Ethiopia. Over the past few years, the Duromina co-operative has been producing some of the very best coffee in Ethiopia and this lot is no exception. Expect something akin to Pimms in your cup. The fruit notes in this coffee are astonishingly complex and hints of bergamot and pink grapefruit help create a seriously wild party on your tastebuds! This coffee works just as well in espresso as it does with other brew methods, you're going to love it.

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

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Farm/Coop: Duromina Co-Operative
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Jimma Zone, Oromia, Western Ethiopia
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Heirloom Varietals

Roasterr: Foundry Coffee Roasters

RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES

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Initial collection: Foundry Coffee Roasters - Sheffield

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Tasting record

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