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New Crop Arrival: Ethiopia Duromina

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Altitude: 1900 - 2000 masl
Location: Jimma Zone, Oromia
Preparation: Washed and dried on African beds
Variety: Heirloom
Harvest: December to February
Shipment: May/June

Description: Apricot, orange blossom, super sweet and complex.

Just when we thought nothing could rival our Kenya Gakayuini PB, this perfectly balanced heirloom varietal comes into our hands here at Dear Green. We are currently enjoying this brewed over our copper Hario V60s to bring out the sweet floral notes and long, lingering juiciness that it offers. We also made it on our Coffegacold drip, to much enjoyment too!
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About the Cooperative:

Duromina is a coffee cooperative located in the southwestern Jimma Zone of Ethiopia. Coffee has grown in this region for generations, using the traditional processing method of natural drying on African beds. Although the location offers great natural resources; high altitudes, rich soil and good rainfall, for many years the farms lacked good quality control which made the area synonymous with poor quality production, impacting the sales of goods and in turn, the lives of those in the community too.
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This changed when in 2010, one hundred local coffee farmers came together to form, Duromina. The goal was as simple as its name states, which when translated from the Afan Oromo language, simply means "to improve their lives." The cooperative acquired and installed a wet mill and began to process fully washed coffee for the first time. Thanks to technical support, advice, and financial investment from TechnoServe's Coffee Initiative, Duromina now produces high quality coffee to great success, inspiring other local farmers to do the same.

Two years later, an international panel of professional judges selected Duromina's coffee as the best in Africa, and awarding the cooperative the top prize in the leading regional cupping competition too!