Ethiopia Daye Bensa Light Roast Coffee

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A female worker on the Daye Bensa farm in Shantawene, Ethiopia

The brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo of Daye Bensa have done it again with another brilliant Ethiopian Natural coffee! From Shantawene Village, Ethiopia and more specifically their Buncho Site, this coffee is fruity and floral and a great example of why coffee from Ethiopia is so special. We hope you enjoy this coffee just as much as we do!

Daye Bensa exports coffee from "out-growers" (or smallholders) in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo and Bombe. Daye Bensa stretches between 1,900 and 2,217 MASL. The delivered cherry comes from out-growers' farms higher up the mountain, between 2,000 and 2,400 meters.

Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. Its two farms, in Kaffaand Sidamo, are Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E. practices certified.

Each year Daye Bensa hosts an Out-Growers Day. Nearly 1,000 farmers gather to celebrate their harvests and to receive second payments for their coffee cherry contributions. Daye Bensa additionally rewards the top three farmers from each of the three villages with certificates and cash prizes, recognizing them for consistently delivering high-quality cherries.

Going forward, Daye Bensa is hoping to work with more and more farmers, particularly women! We are stoked for this! Woo! Cheers to women power and great coffee!