If you care about quality coffee, you’ve come to the right place. We at Perky are constantly on the hunt for the world’s most delicious coffee, finding the best beans for your brew by sustainably sourcing a superb seasonal selection. Try saying that after an espresso martini.
For our single origin coffee, we’ll source the beans then carefully roast them to get the most from their host. What you end up with is a more developed flavour profile, for those who prefer a little more body and sweetness to their coffee.
Duromina is a coffee cooperative in southwestern Jimma Zone in Ethiopia. It's name means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language. 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.
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 tasting competition.