Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Kokanna coffee mill
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1,800 – 2,000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full Natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Kokanna coffee mill located in the Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Kokanna mill is located in a beautiful valley in the town of Kakanna, approximately 60 kilometers from the town of Yirgacheffe. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Kokanna mill where the cherries are sorted and immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process.  Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent, and then transported to Addis Ababa where the coffee is milled and exported.