UPDATE 20 OCT 2020 : RUMUDAMO #2 NOW SOLD OUT ONLINE
We’re pumped to bring you Rumudamo #2, a record-breaking coffee from the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence (the “Oscars of coffee”) competition.
The COE is held annually all over the world in the major coffee-producing countries, and is the leading competition for rewarding quality. The coffee is cupped ‘blind’ which levels the playing field, and creates direct links for producers with buyers, cutting out the middlemen.
This year, in what was a ‘perfect storm’ for quality specialty coffee- the combo of excitement about the COE’s 20th anniversary, the awards being held in the birthplace of coffee and arguably the world’s leading producer, Ethiopia, and there being more entrants than normal, caused new price records to be set left, right and centre.
The inaugural Ethiopia Cup auction earned US$1.3 million in total sales and Rumudamo, the coffee we secured set a new record for highest price 2nd place coffee in the program’s history!
Wendy, our head of coffee says “We are pinching ourselves that we are able to participate in this historic Ethiopia auction and bring Winning Lot #2, out of 1,459 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.
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.”
Rumudamo #2 will be released on International Coffee Day on Thursday 1 October, at a splurge-worthy $20 per cup at our Surry Hills and York St cafes. The coffee will be served with a full barista-guided experience at the café brew bar, giving customers the opportunity to learn more about the coffee.
Select Single O partner cafes across NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS will also be offering a synchronised first taste of this history-making coffee.
Single O, Surry Hills & York Street CBD
Three Blue Ducks Bronte, Rosebery & 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
ABOUT THE COFFEE
It’s momentous, unprecedented, all those big words that don’t fit on a small label. For the first time in 20 years, Cup of Excellence (the Oscars of coffee) has had the chance to include Ethiopia, coffee’s birthplace & leader. Ever since the comp was announced, it’s been on like Donkey Kong. A staggering 1459 coffee sample entries were received. New price records were set left, right & centre. COE worked its signature magic in quality discovery, creating new market opportunities & higher prices for producers like Rumudamo’s Bogale Woldehana & his team. Thanks for sharing in a taste of this (another big word) splurge-worthy coffee.
Floral; fragrance of jasmine, honeysuckle, lavender & coriander. Juicy fruit flavours of strawberry, peach & orange. Complex acidity balanced with brown sugar & maple syrup, long-lasting finish.
15G / 250G / 2:10 MINS / 97°
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
ABOUT THE CUP OF EXCELLENCE
Cup of Excellence (COE) is coffee’s leading competition, unearthing the crème de la crema of annual harvests from major coffee-producing countries around the world and rewarding quality & farmer excellence. Find out more here.