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Duromina Cooperative – Agaro – Ethiopia


Farm: Various small holders

Altitude: 1900 – 2100 MASL

Varietal: Heirloom Varietals

Process: Washed and  sun-dried in raised beds

Notes: Peach, Nectarine, Orange marmalade, Fruit-infused green tea

100% Arabica

This coffee from Duromina Cooperative is part of an initiative Coffee Shrub has in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. Coffee Shrub has been involved with Duromina for many years now, and are some of the first to make selections from Duromina’s harvest each year. Duromina was formed with the help of a non-government organization that not only coordinated agronomists and managers for each of the coops they work with, but also had a business adviser assigned that helped the cooperative manage their debt, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verifies the distribution of income to all members. This is a key position; they have never known a coop to get this kind of expert advice from outside … not in Africa at least. A cooperative can make all kinds of quality improvements, turn out fantastic coffee, and sink deeper in debt all the while. Cooperatives often fail to return a fair and full amount of payment to their farmer-members. Often this is from poor management, and sometimes from graft as well. Duromina has now “graduated” from the NGO program and operates independently with the oversight of various farmer-member leadership groups. Duromina is in the Goma region of Agaro Woreda, with farm altitudes between 1900 to 2100 meters. The name, chosen by the farmers, has quite a straightforward meaning: it roughly translates as “Make More Money!” With the solid price they pay the cooperative for their best lots, and their success reinvesting in the Goma area, the name has proved quite appropriate.

Photos and Text courtesy of Sweet Maria’s

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SKU: AF1815 Category:

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Weight 12 oz

12 Ounces, 8 Ounces


Whole Bean, Espresso, Aeropress, Pour Over/ Drip, French Press