Ethiopia Shantawene Organic


2020 Cup of Excellence in Ethiopia

What Drew Us to This Single Origin

A friend was raving about how incredible this Single Origin was, so out of curiosity, we decided to get a sample and try it ourselves. Sure enough, we were captivated by its flavours.

One sip revealed floral notes, and another brought bright and citrusy nuances. The floral notes, in particular, left a lasting impression. When you have an unforgettable taste and can’t get enough of it– this Ethiopia Shantawene Organic Coffee, has that effect.

Additionally, after placing our order, we discovered just how special this coffee is. It secured seventh place out of over 1,400 entries in the 2020 Cup of Excellence in Ethiopia. No wonder! Its flavours truly deserves this award!


Coffee Unveiled: The Farm, Producers

[The Producers]

Danye Bensa is the coffee grower and exporter of this Single Origin, founded by brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo in 2006. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm in Shantawene Village and smaller “out-grower” farms in villages like Karamo and Bombe.

[The Farm]

Daye Bensa’s elevation ranges from 1900 to 2217 meters. The delivered cherries come from out-growers’ farms higher up in the mountains, between 2000 and 2400 meters. With 15 washing stations across three districts, Daye Bensa handles all the coffee they export. Their two farms, located in Kaffa and Sidamo, are certified organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E practices.

[Bean Information]

Country: Ethiopia

Region: Sidamo

Village: Shantawene

Altitude: 1900-2300 masl

Varietal: Heirloom

Processing Method: Natural Process. Dried in shade on raised bed.

Roasting Level: Light roast

Others: Grade 1 Organic

Tasting Notes:

  • In Espresso: Fizzy Lime, Raspberry, Blueberry, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Treacle
  • With Milk: Strawberry Milkshake, Rose, Earl Grey Tea, Milk Chocolate

[Brewing Tips]

This coffee is suitable for filter, pour over and espresso methods. Best drank in espresso or long back to taste all the flavours.

We suggest savouring it at different temperatures to experience the evolving flavours. During our taste trials, we noticed the flavours changes with each sip as the coffee cools, revealing different layers of flavour notes. Towards the end, the floral notes of lavender and rose becomes more prominent. So, sip slowly to enjoy the full spectrum of flavours.


Other Add-Ons

250g Tin Can:

  • Perfect for storing your freshly roasted coffee beans
  • Has a valve and PE (polyethylene) plastic stopper for optimal freshness and aroma retention


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