Ethiopia Arbegona Rumudamo
Ethiopia is one of those special origins that often sparks an eye opening experience for so many coffee drinkers. Most of us at Archetype have a definitive moment that involves that floral, bergamot laced, classic Ethi thing blowing our minds early on in our coffee journeys. We've had a hard time finding those coffees in the last few years, but this washed Arbegona Rumudamo is giving us all the Ethi feels, and is ticking all the boxes in the best way! The soft white flower essence of coffee blossom, with bergamot infused earl grey tea, rounded out with tangy apricot jam.
Some notes from the importer:
Rumudamo Station is located in Arbegona woreda or Village and is part of the Sidama zone. Managed by Asefa Dukamo Korma, the site sits at an elevation of 2,200 m.a.s.l and is dedicated to producing both Washed, Honey and Natural coffees, where more than 600 farmers contribute with their cherries, mostly with 74112 Heirloom Variety.
For the Natural lot, the coffee is purchased from the farmers, hand-selected once it arrives at the site, and placed to dry in African beds, with constant movement to ensure an even drying. For the Washed lot, the coffee is de-pulped once it arrives at the site, wet fermented for between 48-72 hours, washed and then later placed to dry in African beds to dry for between 8-12 days.
Located amongst the highest elevation when compared to other coffee-growing areas, Rumudamo has a story of excellence, having placed 2nd and 3rd in the 2020 Cup of Excellence of Ethiopia.
Established in 1996 as producers, Daye Bensa has lived through all the turmoils that coffee growing and exporting entails in the region. Nowadays, they are a reference of excellence and resilience in Ethiopia and work with various communities of out-growers from whom they receive cherries. They work with multiple washing stations in the Bensa, Sidama area, including some of which they own.
Producer Information: Rumudamo Station( 600 farmers)
REGION: Arbegona, Sidama
ALTITUDE (MASL): 2,200 MASL
PROCESS: Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
Varietal: 74112 Heirloom Variety
Adventure - Pointed & Punchy
Coffee Blossom, Earl Grey Tea, Apricot Jam