While coffee in Sidama has long been exported around the world, it has only recently become an officially recognized region of Ethiopia. After an overwhelming 98.5% vote in favour of increased autonomy in a referendum in November 2019, the Sidama region was created in June 2020. It is the leading coffee producer in the country, accounting for over a quarter of the yearly production.
This coffee is sourced from Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo in Shantawene, Sidama. The brothers comes from a coffee producing family, and Asefa, the oldest, has dreamt of owning his own washing station since his teenage years. They now own a farm and washing station called Daye Bensa, and have been exporting local farmers’ coffee as well as their own since 1997. Nowadays, their export portfolio comprises magnificient microlots & single origin coffees on top of commercial grade coffees.
The resulting cup reminds us of strawberry, lemon & white tea.
Asefa & Mulugeta Dukamo
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