From International Coffee Day on 1 October, Single O will start serving a second-place lot from the first ever Ethiopian Cup of Excellence earlier this year
The coffee will sell for $20 per cup at Single O Surry Hills and 19 of its partner cafés and restaurants around the country, including Cutler & Co in Melbourne, The Spot Specialty Coffee in Brisbane, Bread and Butter in Tasmania, Three Blue Ducks in Bronte, Rosebery and Byron Bay, and Single O Surry Hills and Sydney CBD.
The Rumudamo coffee was purchased at auction by Single O and a few other world class buyers globally. In what was a “perfect storm” for quality specialty coffee, the combination of excitement about the 20th anniversary of the world’s most prestigious coffee awards, the awards being held in the birthplace of coffee, and there being more entrants than normal caused new price records to be set left, right, and centre.
“We are pinching ourselves that we are able to participate in this historic Ethiopia auction and bring Winning Lot #2, out of 1459 total entries, to coffee fans in Australia. This coffee was awarded an incredible 90 points by the International Jury and blew us all away at our staff cupping with its incredibly sweet and dynamic fruit flavours, and was our unanimous favourite,” Single O Head of Coffee Wendy De Jong says.
“Beyond an incredible taste experience, what the Cup of Excellence program has proven over its 20-year history is that there is always quality to be discovered, even in countries you think you know well. Single O is proud to be a small part of this important moment.”
There is only around 3000 cups worth of coffee that will be served around Australia, with 396 numbered bags, and those who order Rumudamo will receive a special coaster to keep as a memento. They will also receive some background on the coffee itself and why it’s so special.
“Our hard work has paid off and we are so happy and grateful,” Rumudamo’s manager Bogale Woldehana says.
The Rumudamo Ethiopia COE #2 will be served as a v60 pour over, with a full barista-guided experience at the café brew bar, giving customers the opportunity to learn more about the coffee.
For more information, visit www.singleo.com.au
Cafés serving Rumudamo Ethiopia COE #2:
New South Wales
Three Blue Ducks, Bronte, Rosebery, and Byron Bay
Camp Grounds, Tamworth
Espresso Martine, Woy Woy
Goodbye Horses, Summer Hill
Lords of Pour, Ettalong
Niko And, Chatswood
The Butcher’s Café, Fairlight
Cutler & Co, Fitzroy
Bear Boy Espresso, Helensvale
Stable Coffee Kitchen, Tugan
Rafter & Rose, Ipswich
Elk Espresso, Broadbeach
The Milk Bar, Maroochydore
The Spot Specialty Coffee, Brisbane
Told You So, North Lakes
Vvaldmeer, Highgate Hill
Bread & Butter, Launceston
Shoebox Café, Hobart