Ethiopia Shantawene Espresso
Our second natural Ethiopia is from a sister mill of Bombe - Shantawene in the Bensa District of Sidama.
The Co-op has 1500 members that bring their cherry to this mill, growing coffee at between 1990 and 2190 masl. This lot is made up of varieties 74221 and 74212 which are Coffee berry disease resistant varieties selected by researchers in 1974. At the mill the cherry is floated to sort under-ripes and then dried on raised beds for 14 to 18 days before being transported to Addis for final sorting. This coffee is somehow familiar and yet different. It reminds us of the Bombe but with floral, tropical and sweet milk chocolate notes.
Daye Bensa is a coffee export company, founded by the brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo, in 2006. They work with washing stations in the sidama Bensa area including the much loved Bombe, Shantawene, Keramo, and Hamasho which we will taste soon.