Ethiopia | Sidamo Shantawene - Daye Bensa Washed
Cup characteristics: Bergamot, Honey, Orange Blossom
Process | Washed
Varietal | Heirloom Varities
MASL | 1900 - 2300
In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from it's farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as "out-growers" or smallholders in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo and Bombe.
Ethiopia Shantawene is named after the village where the majority of the people who work on the farm, many of them women, are from. Shantawene won 7th place (from more than 1,400 entries) in the 2020 Cup of Excellence in Ethiopia.
Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. They are hopping to work with more farmers, to particularly encourage women farmers and to work with Hawassa University, to help students perform research to improve coffee quality.