95 points in 2021

Ethiopia Shantawene Light Roast Coffee

6 reviews
retro stars

In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as from "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.

Daye Bensa stretches between 1,900 and 2,217 meters. The delivered cherry from 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 Kaffa and 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 Benesa is hoping 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.

Process

Natural

Roast

Light

Origin

Ethiopia

Reminds us of

Strawberry Hard Candy, Ice Cream, Lime Blossom

Variety

Heirloom

Elevation

2100

Producer

Daye Bensa

Farm

Shantawene Village

Reviews

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    BM
    06/22/2022
    Brandon M.
    United States United States

    Great light roast with hint of strawberry.

    Very easy sipping, not super full body. Great as a cold brew or a flash brew!

    MF
    03/11/2022
    Michael F.
    United States United States

    Ethiopia Shantawene Natural

    Excellent, exquisite flavor, one of my favorite coffees!

    KW
    03/03/2022
    Kristin W.
    United States United States

    Yumm

    This coffee is really smooth.

    JM
    01/29/2022
    Jane M.
    United States United States

    Lovely

    Sooo good! A fruit bomb that was well balanced. Loved it.

    MH
    01/07/2022
    Matthew H.
    United States United States

    Shipped quickly. Coffee tasted amazing!

    TS
    01/06/2022
    Tetsuya S.
    United States United States

    The best coffee beans ever

    I purchased Ethiopian Natural processed beans, and it turns out that flavor and after taste I had was so excellent. Thank you!

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