Farm: Daye Bensa Coffee Farm
Producer: Daye Bensa Coffee
Subregion: Qantite, Sidamo, Southern Nations, Ethiopia
We roast this coffee to a Light roast to highlight its floral notes and create an overall flavor that is clean, delicious, exciting, and sweet.
Black Cherry, Strawberry, Lavender
Bright, fruity, sweet
Excellent Single Origin Ethiopian Coffee
A classic example of great Ethiopian coffee. Flavors of black cherry, strawberry and floral notes are pronounced throughout this delicate cup, this one's a can't miss 🇪🇹
The Quantit mill was founded in 2005 by Daye Bensa Coffee. The company, run by brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo, has built numerous mills in the Sidamo region and also exports and grows coffee of their own. The mill was built for farmers near the town of Chabe to sell their coffee in this rugged and difficult to access area.
Farmers working together
Today, 1500-2000 local farmers deliver coffee to this washing station and no longer have to travel the long distances to other mills. Farmers working with the Quantit mill are also paid a higher premium for their coffee and no longer rely on middlemen to sell and transport their coffee.
The natural lots are processed by floating and picking out the ripe cherries. It is then dried on African raised beds for 13-15 days.
Daye Bensa Coffee
About the Producer
It all started with two coffee producers brothers, Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo from Bensa Sidama area. Now Daye Bensa Coffee is one of major coffee exporting companies in Ethiopia exporting green coffee directly from its own farms and farms of affiliated farmers.
Their labor sourced from the surrounding villages (with an emphasis and support for women workers).
Sustainability & giving back
Daye Bensa has been working for several years to improve the perception and quality of Sidamo coffee. They’ve also worked to secure higher prices for the farmers in this area through the Quantit mill. The washing station was originally built in this location because there was nowhere within a 5-10 mile radius for farmers to sell their coffee.
A certified organic farm, Daye Bensa continues to focus on sustainability and giving back to their community of growers. They also won 7th place in the 2020 Cup of Excellence.