Ethiopia Bensa Natural Coffee

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
44 Reviews

Pack Size
Option to Grind
Tasting Notes

Fruit medley, boysenberry with sweet caramel and milk chocolate in the finish.

Cup Attributes

Body : Full, syrupy, persistent

Aroma : fruit compote

Acidity : Medium to high, winey.

Flavor : Fruit medley, boysenberry, caramel and rich milk chocolate finish


A very fruity Ethiopian natural coffee

Bensa is a central coffee-growing region in Ethiopia and produces exquisite coffees.

Here we have a Bensa natural processed arabica with outstanding fruity notes, sweetness and an excellent milk chocolate finish.

A well-balanced coffee that you will enjoy over and over.

The sun-dried method of naturally processing coffees increases the fruit's complexity, sweetness and body.

This excellent Bensa Natural coffee has delicious blueberry, caramel and milk chocolate.

About Our Bensa coffee beans from Ethiopia

Our Ethiopian coffee is sourced from different lots throughout the 6-month crop cycle, similar to other African coffees.

Our Bensa is a Natural processed coffee.

As a naturally processed coffee, the cherries are dried in the sun for many days to increase sweetness fruit complexity and enrich the body.

Natural processes coffees have a mottled appearance when roasted. 

Mottles present as many shades of brown and even lighter-shaded beans that are almost yellow.

The uneven appearance of naturally processed coffees is no cause for alarm - it's completely normal (and natural, no pun intended).

It's also why the cup is more complex, sweeter and diverse.

Shipping Information

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Free AusPost standard shipping for orders over $120.

AusPost Express option available.

We ship fast - orders received before 3pm sent same day.

Because we care - all orders are packed into cartons to protect. Never satchels.

How are shipping costs calculated : Unfortunately, there are no fixed or universal parcel costs (except satchels, but that means high risk of damage). Freight providers use destination location (postcode), cubic volume (size) and weight to charge. We try our best to offer competitive rates.

To obtain a shipping estimate, please add all the items to the Cart, then View Cart, down the left corner click on Estimate Shipping, enter your State and Postcode.

How long will it take : Nobody can really say, but the good news is we dispatch very fast, within an hour. You will also receive notifications and tracking details and the best part is due to our large size, we lodge directly into a major hub, eliminating 1 or 2 days transit time, meaning your parcel arrives faster.

Brew recipes are a guide only

Espresso brew recipe

Espresso brew recipes assume professional or commercial equipment (machine in grinder) are used.

For domestic (consumer) grade, please ensure you adjust the suggested values accordingly.

Dose - 20 grams

Yield - 42 grams

Brew Time - 30 seconds

Ratio - 1 : 1.9

Tips - So this is where it gets mighty interesting for lovers of black brews. A powerhouse Ethiopia Grade 1 natural in all its delicious, sweet and fruity glory.
Dialing in the grinder is more than half the battle - not unlike all Ethiopian naturals, tending to choke on finer settings.
Even in milk or dairy alternatives this Bensa is glorious.
Kind of hard to recommend settings other than start with a slightly coarser grind and work your way finer.
Can run longer with the amazing fruit notes able to tolerate higher contact time.

How we roast your coffees

light, medium or dark

Each coffee in our store has a unique roast profile carefully engineered and continuously updated to achieve the best balance of flavor, body, complexity, acidity, sweetness and finish.

It's a never-ending process with new lots arriving almost weekly along with the constantly changing Melbourne weather conditions.

We don't use light, medium or dark as our guide. That's so outdated and quite frankly inaccurate with around 20 shades each of light, medium and dark.

The external or outside color is never a true indicator of a coffee's cup attributes (or performance).

In other words, coffee can appear dark outside but have under-developed internals (sour, flat, weak, thin, etc.) if it was roasted poorly.

Similarly, a light exterior can easily mask or hide internal scorching or invalid roasting profile.

The target for all of our coffees (excluding specific filter roast products that are intentionally roasted lighter) is medium.

Think cafe style and coffee that is best suitable for espresso or traditional brewing devices.

What's critically important to us is that we extract maximum goodness for you to enjoy.

After 20 years and hundreds of thousands of batches, we think our Tier 1 infrastructure, skills and experience surpass the market.

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Ground coffee

Ground coffee will lose around 80% of essential vitality after 15 minutes oxygen exposure. Even ground coffee inside of a sealed, unopened bag will stale considerably within 2 weeks.

Some brewing applications, such as espresso, require roasted coffee in peak freshness to produce a delicious extraction. Other brew methods are less sensitive to the impact of staling coffee.

To ensure freshness, we never hold, store or manufacture any ground coffees. All our coffees are packed as whole beans within 1hr of roasting to lock in freshness.

When a customer orders ground coffee, we take fresh roasted beans, cut the seal, grind, clean and re-seal within 60 seconds. All at the moment your order is packed for dispatch.

We recommend for the best coffee experience to consider purchasing whole beans and grind only enough to brew just moments beforehand.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 44 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
44 reviews
  • HP
    Hilary P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    The best

    This coffee is so smooth and delicious, I’m addicted!!

  • LH
    Len H.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jaw dropping coffee. Where have you been hiding.

  • KS
    Katrina S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Blown away with the taste.

    Tried this on recommendation from a friend who is a coffee expert. Was not expecting to be blown away like this. Great coffee.

  • JP
    Jim P.
    Flag of Australia
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best in Australia.

    This has to be the best tasting coffee in Australia.

  • DC
    David C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good coffee

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