Ethiopia - Daye Bensa, Dukamo

The Mirado Washing Station in Sidamo is owned and managed by the Dukamo family business, Daye Bensa.  Asefa Dukamo started his first washing station in 1996 kickstarting a business that has since grown across Ethiopia with 20 washing stations, 5 processing mills and a network of thousands of smallholder farmers contributing their coffee. As a vertically integrated operation the Daye Bensa team are providing hands-on training to all coffee growers they work with and are able to precisely manage their processing and quality at a hugely impressive scale.

Their Mirado station is located in Southern Ethiopia’s infamous Sidamo region and serves more than a thousand local coffee growers. With most contributing members producing coffee on 2 hectares or less, the scale of their output is truly a collaborative effort. Here coffee is grown amongst the sustenance crop Enset with farmers hand-picking before delivering their cherries to the washing station for sorting and processing. The classic Ethiopian washed process uses clean water to separate any less ripe coffee and the resulting fermentation translates to a crisp, clean and quintessential Sidamo flavour profile.

Region: Sidamo
Alt: 1,800 - 2,000
Processing: Washed
Variety: Heirloom
Tastes like: Milk Chocolate, Toffee, Orange


Delivery on standard item is 2-3 days. Subscriptions and large items may require longer delivery times. We will contact you with a delivery estimate if your order can not be delivered within our standard timeframe.

Environmental Impact

All our packaging should be recycled in domestic curbside recycling or at your local recycling centre.

We are almost a waste free business & constantly track and measure our waste and impact on the environment.


We have specifically sourced our packing so it can be recycled.

Our coffee bags are made from LDPE - 4, which can be taken anywhere that recycles plastic bags (supermarkets & council sites). Everything else we use can be put in domestic curbside recycling.


We roast once a week in batches to reduce our carbon footprint. So your coffee might not arrive the next day.

Direct Trade

Whilst Fairtrade (TM) is a great, we believe directly buying from producers means all the money goes to straight to them.