Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17 200g
Whole Bean or Ground
This is a microlot coffee which has been treated with special care for the farmer as it represents the best harvest from their farm to be put up on auction.
About the Farm:
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 distribution of income to all members.
From Sweet Maria's:
Duromina's high level of sweetness and intense fruited notes are apparent right from the get go. The dry fragrance is front-loaded with stone fruit jam, a layer of honey sweetness, and mixed fruit and spice smells. Adding the hot water brings up a scent of dark honey, and the wetted crust seemingly saturated with stone fruit sweetness. The cup flavors echo the aromatics in multi-layered fruit tones, subtle floral hints, and unrefined sugar sweetness. City roasts make for the brightest cups, a subtle lemon tea high note backs syrupy flavors of nectarine, orange marmalade, and an herbal rue note. The sweetness is like burned caramel, intensity increasing with roast tone, and Assam tea accent comes through in the finish. City+ roasts are more bodied and flavor notes like apricot and peach skin coming to mind. Chocolate tones are the trade off with more roast development. Not a bad thing at all, especially if you prefer roast intensity, though fruited flavors are not compromised. Top notes of dark berry and a semi-rustic natural dried apricot note come up, fading to a cacao-laden finish. Acidity level is moderate in comparison to some of the Yirga Cheffe's we've carried, but structuring none the less. Duromina is wonderful as SO espresso too, creamy in mouthfeel, and flavors of dried stone fruit and dark chocolate sauce are attention grabbing.
Tasting note summary:
By 4th Day Roastery: Stone Fruit and honey sweetness, lemon and nectarine, Chocolate tones are more present with darker roasts. An interesting Assam note is present in a standard pour over. Exquisite!
Region: Goma, Agaro
Varietal: Heirloom Varietals
Process: Raised Bed Sun Dried
Harvest: June 2019
Grade: Grade 1
Alt.: 1200 - 2100
Roasted on order so you'll get the freshest coffee possible!