Single Origin - Filter
Ethiopia - Duromina
Grapefruit, hops, apricot. Very sweet and jammy with a roasted almond finish.
All brew methods but especially through a V60, Chemex or Cold Brew
Here at Perky, we’re constantly cruising for the next best coffee. Sustainably sourcing a superb seasonal selection (all of the s’s) of beans to make your next brilliant brew. Carefully roasted to get the most from its host, you’ll expect to see some flavoursome flavours (that’s a thing) here, best suited for those of you who like it black, especially through a V60, Chemex, Cafetiere or Cold Brew.
Even More Info from our Supplier:
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. As part of the Coffee Initiative, Falcon acted as guarantor for 47 farming groups, representing 100,000 people, so that they qualified for bank loans which were integral to the project. 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.