Duromina - Ethiopia (250g)
For the first time in Nomad we have a coffee from the Duromina washing station. It has resisted these years but without doubt, this year has been the best washed coffee of Ethiopia that we have tasted. Its notes of blueberries and strawberry with a marked floral aroma that reminds us of lavender have captivated us and we want to share this feeling with you.
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 fledgling 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. These improvements helped Duromina produce high-quality coffee and bring new prosperity to the community.
- Origin: Jimma – Ethiopia
- Variety: Heirloom
- Altitude: 1900-2000 masl
- Process: Fully washed
- Harvest: February 2019
- Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Strawberry & lavender.