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Bensa, Ethiopia

Bensa, Ethiopia

Silky & light, floral aromas, stonefruit

Regular price R 185.00
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Roast Style: Progressive

These tend to be lighter bodied coffees, that forefront flavour nuances inherent to the specific bean. These coffees tend to have natural sweetness and distinctive aromatic properties.

As a general guide, they'll be great brewed using any filter method. We'd recommend trying them black.

Roaster's Notes

Roasters' Notes:

We approach roasting our Bensa lot with vigour when dropping in to avoid long, slow profiles which mute the more delicate florals and bright fruit notes.

Ethiopian coffees can be effortless to roast in the sense that quality green beans, with their high growing elevations and distinctive heirloom varieties, almost always measure up to the expectation of this esteemed origin with very little meddling by high-spirited roasters. They become troublesome because it’s so easy to allow the momentum of the ramp to build up so much that controlling development becomes unmanageable.

Once we hit first crack, we pull back the heat and the result is a cup teeming with sweet summer fruit, candied orange and pronounced jasmine florals on the nose.

Brew Guides

Click the link below to download a free brew guide with simple recipes to get the most out of your at-home brews.

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Shipping info

Delivery Price

> Door to door courier: (R65 - R95, or free on spend of+R650)

> Collection: Free. (Orders can be collected at our Bree St Cafe.)

When will I get my order?


Your order will be ready to collect on the first Tuesday or Friday that follows your order, at 13:00. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is ready for collection.


We try to dispatch non Cape Town orders as soon as we can, and no later than the Tuesday or Friday that follows your order. Couriers take 1-3 days to deliver your package depending on your location.

We deliver around the Cape Town area every Tuesday and Friday.

We will email you confirmation of when your order is on it's way! 

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Ethiopia saw a much better harvest over 2021 with bountiful yields and improved maturity of cherries after experiencing a good season of rain in addition to increased average temperatures.

With the denationalisation of the coffee industry in the country, there has been a spotlight on burgeoning growing regions and municipalities. In West Arsi, bordering the Bale Mountain, Faysel Abdosh has seven washing stations as well as his own export business, Testi Coffee Exporters. His cousin, Adam, has been helping grow the family business since his move from Texas in 2014.

Faysel is exceptionally industrious in his approach and aims to showcase quality above all else to the industry. He adheres to very meticulous processing strategies and makes use of the best modern machinery he can access.

Their ‘Project Direct’ focuses on providing education and school supplies to farmer’s children. Both Faysel and Adam consider giving back not just an obligation, but a passion. They strive to give as much back to those who have played a major role in producing the specialty coffee they are so proud to supply to us.

Altitude: 1950m - 2000m ASL
Processing: Washed
Variety: Heirloom Varieties
Harvest: 2021/2022
Region: Bensa Area, West Arsi, Ethiopia
Producer: Faysel Abdosh of Bensa Washing Station



For the last ten years we’ve had the privilege of sourcing, roasting and showcasing many superb and distinctive coffees.

There’s so much exciting variety in coffee that we feel like we'd be selfish not to share it with our growing family of coffee lovers.

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