Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of the coffee tree and the place where human evolution began. This uniquely sweet, heirloom variety coffee is named to honor a famous early human fossil discovered in Ethiopia. Since first tasting these striking beans, our importer Keffa, has worked closely with partners in Sidama to ensure the quality in the processing, storing, and shipping of this exceptional coffee. The Sidama region’s fertile soil lends rich nutrients and deep color to its coffee.
Specifically, this coffee comes from a small village in the Sidama region, called Shantawene is a small village in the Sidama region. It’s processed at the Daye Bensa Washing Station. Asefa Dukamo and his brother Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa washing station in 2006 in this town of Shantawene. Around 1,000 farmers bring cherries to Daye Besana washing station.