Single Origin - Ethiopia, Shantwanene
Tasting Notes: Rum, Apricot & Raspberry Jam.
Altitude: 1,900-2,300m above sea level
ABOUT THE BEAN:
Daye Bensa stretches between 1,900 and 2,217 meters. The delivered cherry from comes from out-growers' farms higher up the mountain, between 2,000 and 2,400 meters.
Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. Its two farms, in Kaffa and Sidamo, are Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E. practices certified.
Each year Daye Bensa hosts an Out-Growers Day. Nearly 1,000 farmers gather to celebrate their harvests and to receive second payments for their coffee cherry contributions. Daye Bensa additionally rewards the top three farmers from each of the three villages with certificates and cash prizes, recognizing them for consistently delivering high-quality cherries.
Going forward, Daye Benesa is hoping to work with more farmers, to particularly encourage women farmers and to work with Hawassa University, to help students perform research to improve coffee quality.
THE ORIGIN OF STITCH
STITCH COFFEE was born of an idea that coffee is much like a tapestry - it is a weaving of origins and flavours to create a delicious cup.
Nawar Adra, owner of Stitch Coffee, had humble beginnings working as a barista in the iconic Western Suburbs cafe, Circa Espresso. Nawar started his roasting journey with Circa when they purchased their very own Probat P5 to roast their own. While working for them, they focused heavily on single origins only, however, as years passed Nawar realised there was an artistry behind the blending of origins. This merging of origins created a cup with distinct complexity, structure and balance, this concept gave birth to Stitch Coffee. We opened the doors to our roastery in 2015 and haven't looked back.
Today we are a company heavily focused on creating connections through coffee, from green bean importers, to everyday coffee drinkers and everyone in between. We assist cafes in up-skilling their baristas and teams, teaching them how to extract the perfect espresso and brew a delicious pour-over. Our love for coffee is fed by the daily home brewers and the cafes that serve our coffee. We continue to source coffee ethically from around the world and ensure that we have the ability to communicate this with our community. We are continuously evolving our buying practises and fostering relationships with importers and farmers to ensure a healthy future for coffee.