DUROMINA, ETHIOPIA. Washed Heirloom. Grapefruit, black tea & apricot.


Region           Oromia

Altitude         1900-2000 masl

Varietal         Heirloom

Process         Washed


Jimma Zone, Oromia Ethiopia.

Origin Details

Duromina, which means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language, is a coffee cooperative in southwestern Jimma Zone.

The Coffee Initiative - a project established by Technoserve and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - was influential in establishing and developing fledgling cooperatives like Duromina. With technical support, business advice and access to finance, the members acquired and installed a wet mill and began processing fully washed coffee for the first time. As part of the Coffee Initiative, Falcon acted as guarantor for 47 farming groups, representing 100,000 people, so that they qualified for bank loans which were integral to the project. These improvements helped Duromina produce high-quality coffee and bring new prosperity to the community.

The heirloom varieties most resemble the Typica variety with over 1000 different types growing in the wild forests of Ethiopia responsible for some of the most coveted cup profiles in the world.

IN THE CUP - grapefruit, black tea & apricot. Very sweet and jammy.



This coffee is light, delicate and complex - everything you would expect from a great washed Ethiopian. One for all you black filter coffee lovers!

We like to use a V60 or Kalita for the Duromina  to fully enjoy its complexity & sweet flavours.  We recommend using 30g for 500ml of water and a total brew time of 3:00 for V60 or 3:15 for the Kalita.

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