95 points in 2021

Single Origin Subscription Roasted Coffee

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Our single-origin subscription highlights a different coffee every month! Read below to learn more!

For May 2022, we are highlighting our founders personal favorite--the  95pt rated Ethiopia Shantawene Natural.

Ethiopia Shantawene is named after the village where the majority of the people who work on the farm, many of them women, are from.

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.

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

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    AL
    05/20/2022
    Alec L.
    United States United States

    Tasty beans

    Really liking the Ethiopian natural. Light roast, more delicate flavors with good sweetness. Met them at PB farmers market- lovely people!

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    JL
    04/22/2022
    James L.
    United States United States

    Great coffee with a great mission

    The coffee is excellent, and it feels great to support the farmers who grow these beautiful beans!

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