ETHIOPIA - Sidama Bombe, shade dried natural
«Apricot, plum, raspberry, blueberry, caramel, licorice and pomegranate with a citric acidity»
- Producer: DWD
- Altitude: 1950m
- Environment: Mountainous
- Species: Arabica
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Harvest: Manual/ Nov-Jan
- Process: Shade dried natural
- Drying: African beds
- Region: Sidama
DWD is managing different stations in Sidama region. The one where Bombe coffee comes from is located in a small village, logically called Bombe, located at 1950 m. This station is named Wax General Trading. Here, DWD is able to prepare washed and natural coffees, as well as some lots done by anaerobic fermentation. All the processes are carefully done.
Cherries are coming from some outgrowers living just around the station.
Coffee growing is included with different crops, a way for peasants to balance their incomes and to have food for their own families.
OF THE PRODUCER
Mr Dukale was born in Bensa area of Sidama region from a coffee farming parents. At early age he was a sugarcane trader, shifted to boutique, and started collecting coffee from surrounding villages. In late 1980s he opened the first processing station of ‘’Awraja and his Families’’ in Daye Bensa. Awraja was his nick name literally meaning ‘’zone’’ by the time, as he was famous volley ball player representing his administrative area called Bensa Awraja/Zone of Sidama Province during the Derg Regime.
At this time he has around 16 coffee processing stations in Sidama, Gedeo and West Guji areas.
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