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Sidama Kontema G1

Located within the famous Sidama coffee-producing region of Ethiopia, the Kontema Station works directly with just over a thousand smallholder producers to mill coffee for export. Daye Bensa, the exporting organization in Ethiopia, provides assistance to producers to sell their coffee.

  • Farm Kontema Station
  • Varietal JARC Selection 74158
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 2,100 to 2,300 meters above sea level
  • Town / City Bombe
  • Region Sidama
  • Owner 1,022 smallholder producers
  • Tasting Notes Strawberry, honey, marzipan
  • Farm Size Less than 1 hectare on average
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Sidama Kontema G1

The owner of the mill, Asefa Dukamo, was introduced to coffee at a young age as his parents were cultivating coffee and other garden crops. In his teens, he began to supply neighboring coffee washing stations with cherries purchased from nearby relatives and villagers in addition to his own family’s farm. He realized that there were not many washing stations nearby, and he had to travel great distances to deliver his coffee. Thus began the idea to construct his own washing station to reduce the travel time for coffee producers in his region.

About Ethiopia

Ethiopia, widely acknowledged as the birthplace of coffee (to the chagrin of Yemen and Sudan, who have also laid claim), produces some of the most exceptional and dramatic coffees found anywhere in the world. From the bright bergamot and floral Yirgacheffe to the ripe fruit notes of Harrar, the unique flavours offered by this spectacular country have, over the last 10 years, become some of the most sought after in specialty coffee.