Assefa Dukamo, a father of nine is the owner of Daye Bensa Gatta Farm in Sidama zone, Bensa woreda, Shenetawene kebele. Assefa owns 31 hectares of land on which he grows organic, Rainforest Alliance- and Utz-certified coffee. He has 11 permanents and 30 temporary employees.
The farm has its own washing and hulling station and processes 96,153 kilograms of coffee annually. Its processing method includes washed-pulped red cherry, fermented for 36 to 48 hours in fermentation tank then dried on African bed; natural red cherry dried on African bed/raised bed; honey-pulped red cherry and dried on African bed; and anaerobic-fully sealed and oxygen-deprived cherry dried on African bed/raised bed. The farm’s coffee is exported to the US, Europe, and Asia.
This year, Assefa’s coffee scored 89.21 “I am very happy and proud that my coffee is one of the top-scoring coffees, and I hope that this competition will be a good opportunity to reach new market destinations,” he said.
|Farm Name||Asefa Dukamo Orma|
|Farmer/Rep.||Asefa Dukamo Orma|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Aroma/Flavor||Lemon lime, lychee, quince, guava, papaya, tropical cinnamon, orange, prune blueberry, cinnamon, spices blueberry, orange, red fruit sweet, creamy, dulce de leche, brown sugar|
|Acidity||Tartaric complex acidity, fruit acidity.|
|Other||Tropical, velvety, syrupy, sweet, intense round body, syrupy body,|
|Coffee Growing Area||1.161|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1818.81|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||825|