Words by Nordic Approach, the green coffee importing company we bought this coffee from:
Station name: Nano Challa
This lot is part of a small and carefully curated selection of coffees from the west. Duromina is a cooperative that was established in 2011 with assistance from an NGO called Technoserve. We have more or less been buying their coffees since the beginning.
They are located in Agaro, close to Jimma in the west of Ethiopia, an area that is developing a reputation for intense, spicy coffees with diverse flavour attributes. Before this cooperative was established, the farmers were mainly producing lower grade naturals which were sold as Jimma Grade 5.
The cherries are selected from smallholders with less than 3 hectares of farmland. Many of these farms are located at 2000 masl or higher. The washing station uses Penagos Ecopulpers, and they ferment lightly. After pulping, the coffees are soaked in clean water overnight before they are dried on raised tables.
Price paid to the farmer: ETB 21/kg cherry
FOB: USD 7.71 /kg