ETHIOPIA DAYE BENSA (KERAMO) - FILTER
Region: Sidama, Bombe mountains
Notes: Pomegranate, bergamot, cacao.
Named after a well-known coffee-producing village Kebele. It produces one of the best coffees in the world. Winners of 2020’s cup of excellence. The producers of Keramo, who live high up in the beautiful Bombe mountains, have a relationship as outgrowers with Daye Bensa. The outgrower group consists of about 1500 growers in various parts of the mountain range. Keramo cherries are processed at Keramo Washing Station. Keramo, together with Hamasho are one of the highest elevation coffees from Ethiopia, with elevations up to 2360 meter above sea level. The beans are very dense, with heavy concentration of the smaller screen sizes. This reflects slow maturation at higher altitudes. The washed Keramo is traditionally wet fermented during 36 to 72 hours, and then dried on African beds with clean plastic mesh and sheet, for about 9 to 12 days to around 10% moisture. during high sun. The beds are covered to prevent over drying.