Ethiopia Keramo, Light Roast
Cupping notes: Blackberry/Jasmine/Apricot
Grower: Smallholder farmers delivering to Keramo Daye Bensa Washing Station
Region: Sidama, Bensa, Keramo Village
Altitude: 2260 – 2360 meters
Process: Full natural and dried on raised beds
Keramo Daye Bensa Station, owned by brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo, serves smallholder farmers growing and harvesting coffee in and around Keramo, Sidama, Ethiopia, a place known for its rich vegetation and climate. Keramo farmers have built a reputation for picking only red cherries, and in 2020 Daye Bensa Coffee earned a Cup of Excellence award.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level: The average producer here delivers their cherry to the washing station, where it is blended with other producers' deliveries and processed as necessary. The Natural coffees are dried on raised beds that are 25 meters long. Drying takes 15–20 days, weather depending.