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EKM | Ethiopia Kata Maguda Kedamai

EKM | ETHIOPIA KATA MADUGA KEDAMAI

PROFILE#1: Fruity | Light roast
TASTING NOTES: Floral, Honey, Peach

THE STORY BEHIND THIS COFFEE


FARM

Harvested Nov-Dec 2018


GREEN SELECTION

Feb 2019


ROASTING

Sep 15 to Oct 6 2019


QUALITY CONTROL

1 to 4 days after roasting


PRODUCTION & SHIPPING

Within 24 hours from roasting


AT YOUR HOME

1-4 days from shipping

IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM

Kedemai Cooperative (estd. 2018) is located 25 km from Agaro town, and organized under the Kata Maduga Farmers Coop Union. Loans from local banks allowed the 180 founding members of Kedemai to construct a washing station and purchase equipment.

Within 2 years the cooperative was able to repay loans in full. Through the Kata Muduga system, 90% of the price goes directly to the cooperative. Farmers are paid cash upon delivery of cherry, plus end of season bonus and member dividends. Kedemai and Kata Maduga have also donated funds to local school construction.

TRACEABILITY

COUNTRY

Ethiopia

PRODUCER

225 smallholders, Kedamai Co-op

REGION

Agaro

VARIETAL

Heirloom

PROCESSING

Washed

ALTITUDE

1990-2100 meters

DID YOU KNOW

Ethiopia is a coffee powerhouse. It’s the birthplace of coffee, the 7th largest producing country in world, and one of the globes leading consumers of coffee as well.

PRICE TRANSPARENCY

$3.28

Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Sept / Oct 2019 coffees)

This is the average price Driftaway paid to the coffee importer for the four coffees in this month. We present the average it as the selling price is the same for all four coffees.

While not exactly FOB price, this is usually $0.50 to $1.00 more than FOB to account for transportation and export costs.

$1.40

Fair Trade price per pound

Price set by Fair Trade International – page 8, row 10 – https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2019-08-21_Fairtrade_Minimum_Price_and_Premium_Table_EN_PUBLIC.pdf

$0.97

Coffee C-Market price per pound

Coffee Commodities market price – https://www.theice.com/products/15/Coffee-C-Futures/data?marketId=5460931&span=1

$0.05

Driftaway’s World Coffee Research contribution per pound

Driftaway contribution to the World Coffee Research organization – learn more at https://worldcoffeeresearch.org

This coffee travelled 7,471 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.

Love the coffee? You can share your compliments & tasting observations with the farmers.


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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?

We received this sample from our trusted, long-term green bean importer and friends at Crop to Cup Coffee based in Brooklyn, New York. Crop to Cup started working in Ethiopia in 2013. Coffee industry in Ethiopia is highly organized and somewhat political, but this region to the west of traditional growing regions is newer and part of a new Kata Maduga co-op union.

Our lead roaster and green coffee buyer Ian T. cupped this coffee at a Crop to Cup Ethiopian coffee cupping event held in February in Brooklyn. He tasted over 60 samples from Ethiopia blind and this one really stood out. It happened to be from a part of Ethiopia that we’ve never had coffee from before. “I selected this one purely based on my experience of it, knowing nothing else of it”

AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE

84.75

/100


LEARN MORE ABOUT CUPPING SCORES

84

SCAA Cupping Score

10 x 60 kg

Bags purchased

1 year

Length of producer relationship

10% (in 2019)

Transparent coffees purchased

A note from Ian T.

Lead Roaster & Green Coffee Buyer

“Western Ethiopia produces coffee that has become more popular in recent years. Most coffee drinkers are familiar with Yirgacheffe which first became noticed in this part of the world around 30 years ago. The Yirgacheffe growing region produces a lot of great coffee but the western parts of Ethiopia such as Jimma and Limu harvest their coffee from wild forests where stories are told that somewhere in these regions is the birthplace of all coffee. This coffee, which is from the Jimma region, is delicate with a rounded acidity but also intensely sweet.”


READ MORE ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS

HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?

This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from Sep 15 to Oct 6th, 2019 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Probat UG-22 roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.

QUALITY CONTROL

We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.

  • 3.0 = exceptional roast – exceeds expectations
  • 2.5 = on par with profile – matches expectations
  • 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved – needs improvement
  • 1.5 or lower = failed – do not ship
AVERAGE QC SCORE

2.5

/3

ROASTS PASSED

100%

PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING

Less than 24 hours after roasting, we bag your coffee in our production facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Our production team is led by Natalie and Jill, and supported by a rotating cast of local artists, musicians and independent professionals.



AT YOUR HOME

Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.


Auto drip

Pour over

Iced coffee

French press

Espresso

Aeropress

View other posts about how to make better coffee at home on our blog Coffeecademy.


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Suyog

Suyog is one of the founders and resident coffee nerd at Driftaway Coffee. When he's not with coffee, he loves a good business metric to bash or break apart. His current faves are CPC, LTV, AOC

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