The brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo of Daye Bensa have it done it again with a brilliant example of a Ethiopian Natural Coffee. From Shantawene 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 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.