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The Abore Station is located in Sidama, Ethiopia. Bombe Abore is the name of the lots produced there and the station was named after a bridge that was constructed in 1997 and dedicated to the local chief. This lot is managed by Asefa Dukamo Korma and sits at an elevation of 1,920-2,020 masl. Over a thousand farmers deliver their cherries to this site, mostly with 74110 and 74112 varieties. Due to the extreme elevations, harvesting runs late from December through February. Established in 1996, Daye Bensa has lived through all the turmoils that coffee growing and exporting entails. These days, they are a reference of excellence and resilience in Ethiopia and work with various communities of out-growers from who they receive cherries.
In 2020, Daye Bensa won 7th place in the Cup of Excellence, in 2021 they came in 8th, and in 2022 they came in 2nd place! It's safe to say Daye Bensa has major street cred.
We had to do a double take while cupping this coffee, mostly because natural Ethiopians tend to have strong berry flavor profiles. This coffee is notably light and crisp with delicate rose notes and a black tea finish. A pleasant surprise and one we wanted to share with you!