2015 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar
Duromina – Koppi
Origin: Goma, Agaro, Ethiopia
Producers: 126 smallholder cooperative members
Elevation: 1.950 – 2.000 masl
Cultivar: Native varietal 1274 and mixed Ethiopian heirloom
Process: Fully washed, wet fermented, dried on raised beds – organic
Roast Date: 7 Dec
The Duromina cooperative is found in the Agaro district in Jimma in midwestern Ethiopia. Their 126 member farmers founded the cooperative in 2010. They took a loan at the bank to be able to invest in proper equipment to produce better coffee and be able to get a higher price. The farmers bring the coffee cherries to the two washing stations where they are sorted by hand to remove under ripe and over ripe cherries. After the sorting the cherries are pulped and soaked under water for 8 hours before they are carefully rinsed until completely clean. The wastewater is fltered through Vetiver grass before it goes back into nature. The coffee is hand sorted again after being washed to remove impurities and defects. Dried on raised beds for about 10 days. This coffee is the result of a Tehcnoserve project that is meant to increase the quality of the coffee and prices for the farmers through a transparent and sustainable system. They are helping with setting up the washing stations and new cooperative structures. This has so far contributed to a signifcant increase in payment for the 126 producers. We are very excited to support this project and even more excited to be able to offer this extraordinary coffee.
Koppi was founded in 2007 by the Swedish barista champions Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand. The roastery and coffee bar, situated in the heart of Helsingborg, offer coffee experiences out of the ordinary. Our ambition is to be one of the best roasters in the world and our aim is always to buy, roast, brew and serve coffee from the worlds best coffee producers.