Cup Profile: Notes of Jasmine, Rose and Pineapple, Milk, Baked Apple, Apricot and Honey
Shantawene coffee, produced in the village of the same name by the company Daye Bensa, offers a nice sweetness, a distinctive sign of its belonging to the Sidama A appellation. It is within this renowned region that Daye Bensa has produced and collected since many years of high quality cherries, grown in a fertile environment, at an altitude of over 2000 m. This beautiful cup shows all the attention paid by Daye Bensa in the export of quality coffees, which showcase local know-how and the richness of the production environment.
The Shantawene farm is located in the Sidama appellation, in the Bensa district. This Sidama appellation is divided into four geographical areas (A, B, C, D), each offering a specific cup profile. The Sidama A appellation, to which the village of Shantawene that houses the Daye Bensa farm belongs, is distinguished by its lovely sweetness and notes of yellow fruit. Sidama A brings together a fairly large area which extends over the Guji and Sidama zones. The Guji zone is made up of the districts of Odo Shakisso, Uraga, Hambela, Kercha, Adola and Anassora; the Sidama zone includes the districts of Bensa, Chiré, Aroressa. All these sites are known to house reputable cafes.
Proud of its local roots, the company was inspired by the toponyms of the region to create its name. Daye is indeed the city located 10 km from the village of Shantawene; Bensa the name of the district. The farm managed by Daye Bensa is located at an altitude of around 2000 m, in a rich environment, whose shade and fertile soil ensure the production of quality coffee. Anxious to preserve this environment Daye Bensa coordinates a reforestation program, following the advice of the Ministry of Agriculture, to increase the tree cover of his coffee farm.