Ethiopia Duromina Washed



Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Chemex

  • Espresso

  • Pour Over

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Delicate and tea like with notes of apricot, jasmine and bergamot. Clean and complex on the palate with incredible depth of flavour and a structure reminiscent of citra hops. This is a coffee to enjoy black as espresso or filter. The epitome of summer, perfect for a sunny day served over ice.

Key Stats

Location: Jimma zone, Oromia, South-Western EthiopiaAltitude: 1,900-2,100 maslPreparation: Washed Limu Grade 1Varietal: HeirloomOwners: around 113 Smallholder farmersFlavours: Apricot | Jasmine | Citra


This cooperative is one we have been working with since 2014 and is now pretty well known across the specialty coffee community thanks to its outstanding quality. This was not always the case though. Coffee has grown in this region for generations thanks to the ideal climate and altitude. However, it was traditionally processed using the natural process which was yielding lower quality lots due to the infrastructure in place. The region of Jimma became synonymous with ‘Djimma Grade 5’ coffee, a well-known commodity grade bean and as a result, farmers received low prices for their coffee earning little income from their crop.

In 2010, around 100 local coffee farmers came together to form Duromina which, in the Oromo language, means ‘to improve their lives.’ With technical support and access to finance from the Gates Foundation supported NGO ‘Technoserve’, the group were able to install a wet mill to start processing fully washed coffee. This improvement almost instantly meant Duromina was able to produce high quality specialty grade coffee achieving prices that reflected this improvement in cup profile and bringing prosperity to the local community. Within two years, Duromina coffee was recognised by an international cupping panel as the ‘best in Africa’. This achievement meant the coop was able to clear all of its loan from Technoserve within just one year instead of the estimated four.

With the increased income, the coop members have been able to invest in their local community too, building a bridge to improve access and safety alongside improvements to their own homes. Children are being funded through secondary school as a direct result of quality coffee production – it is an amazing example of the power coffee holds to dramatically better the lives of those producing it.

The coffee here is harvested when ripe and delivered to the Duromina washing station before being depulped, fermented and washed to be dried on raised beds ready for export.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: Very CoarseBrew Time: 6 minutesCoffee:Water 60-63g : 1L
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Grind Setting: FineBrew Time: 23-25 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 18g : 36-38g
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minutes (for a one cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 16g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for a Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 17g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.

Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG



  1. Jono

    Absolutely exceptional coffee. Brewing on Aeropress, immediately hit by floral notes and stonefruit which follows into Earl Grey and a pleasant slightly tannic finish.

  2. Ed (verified owner)

    One of the most delicious Ethiopians naturals I have ever tasted….and I love Ethiopian coffee, well worth a punt,

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