Blueberries, Brandy, and Boon Boona: oh my! Ever since we brought Efrem Fesaha into the Bean Box family, his coffees have become some of our highest-rated, and best-selling brews. In honor of Valentine's Day and Black History Month, we picked one of our most beloved coffees from Boon Boona’s lineup to share with you today: the rich, romantic, blueberry-toned Ethiopian Dur Feres.
Natural processed Ethiopians are the superstars of African coffee, and Boon Boona’s Dur Feres is worthy of the spotlight. Dur Feres, meaning “Wild Horse” in Amharic, is aptly named. Wild blueberry flavors gallop through this cup, with a boldness rarely found in lighter roasts. The body is round, with a creamy, brandy-like sweetness, and the finish dives into a spiced, cacao nib profile. Dur Feres is a specially-curated blend of small producers in Sidamo, designed as an homage to Harar Horse— an early-2000s brand that, for many coffee drinkers, served as a first introduction to the world of single-origin African coffee. Like Dur Feres, the iconic roast tasted of blueberries and chocolate, and redefined the landscape of specialty coffee in the U.S.
Boon Boona is a fitting home for such an iconic Ethiopian profile: they’ve been Seattle’s African coffee connection for over a decade. Boon Boona only roasts African coffees, with an emphasis on top-quality beans and thoughtful sourcing. Efrem knows a thing or two about African coffees: his family is from Eritrea, a small country that borders Ethiopia. In fact, Boon Boona’s Cafe is one of the only places in Seattle to find the traditional coffee ceremony—a hospitality ritual practiced across Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan that involves pan-roasting the beans over a fire, grinding them with a mortar and pestle, and serving the strong, dark brew from a clay jebena pot. Efrem began Boon Boona as a way to connect the East African community with responsibly-sourced, high-quality beans for home roasting. Today, as one of Seattle's only black-owned coffee roasters, Boon Boona Coffee is a hub of art, community, and celebration of African coffee culture.
There's so much history, culture, and romance within a cup of direct-sourced Ethiopian coffee... the only thing more romantic is sharing it with someone you love! Reserve your bag of the blueberry-toned Dur Feres, and enjoy this iconic cup from the artisan roasters at Boon Boona.
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I don't think I fancy light Ethiopian beans much after running this one through the espresso machine.
Meh, I think the cacao nib give it a strange flavor. I had to add extra milk to get any berry and that was very faint. No spice. Pleasant, but not memorable cuppa
This was very tasty. We liked it and would order it again...
I am very pleased with this cup of coffee. Light/medium roast in the bean box scale, and it is perfect for my tongue. The chocolate notes are at the forefront for me, with a spiced aftertaste. A slightly dry mouth feel after a drink. Would enjoy again!
While brewing, the aroma was slightly grassy, which was interesting. I usually try the coffee black before adding oat milk, but I forgot to with this coffee. Man, is it good. blueberry flavor really comes through, and is delicious. Would highly recommend even if, like me, you’re not much of a light roast drinker. Can’t wait to try the remainder of my 2oz bag in the Bialetti!
I am usually a fan of Boon Boona but this one is not up to par to their high standard. It's a medium roast with very forward blueberries and bakers chocolate bitterness. It is really begging for a sweeter caramel note to fill in the gap but it's simply not present.
This is the BEST coffee I've ever tasted. Smooth, sweet, and wonderful. I can taste the blueberries and brandy.
Probably my favorite coffee of all time. Light but yet so many notes and layers here.
the subtle tumeric taste
my fave of all time. so much deliciousness going on here!
Very fruity and full of flavor, I'm planning to order more of this!
Delicious blend! Although, it tasted better from a ceramic mug than from a metal tumbler.
Very complex, fruity coffee in the perfect light roast. Boon Boom is a great roaster and offers one of the best Ethiopian coffees out there, in my opinion.
I loved the packaging and the service. The coffee is great and the shipping is quick.
Great coffee ☕️! Fast delivery !!!!!
Delicious coffee full of blueberries and spice ! Definitely a winner.
Wow. Great flavor. Never had an Ethiopian with this spice and little kick to it.
Really good- definitely taste the blueberry as others indicate. Smooth and earthy.
Lots going on here: this packs in a tremendous amount of flavor for a light roast. The dominant note is a berry sweetness, but it's nestled within a whole spectrum of spicy, earthy flavors. A complex and extremely satisfying cup that showcases the best aspects of Ethiopian coffee
You can absolutely taste the blueberry!! This make an amazing cup of coffee. fruity yet smooth, I'll definitely be coming back for more. I used an espresso machine and drank it as americano.
We got this as a sub on an order and it gad a lot of flavor. Light and fruity. Very interesting.
INCREDIBLE! It is full of flavor and strongly scented - definitely blueberry, some bourbon/brandy, as it states. LOVED it!
Holy mother of God!!! This coffee is unbelievable! The best natural I've ever had, period. So full of flavor, sweet and juicy. The aftertaste is absolutely heavenly. Must get more!!