Smallholder farmers organized around the Dumerso coffee mill
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
October - January
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Dumerso GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Dumerso coffee mill located in in the town of Dumerso near the town of Yirgacheffe within the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Dumerso mill is owned and operated by Hirut Birhanu and his family. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Dumerso mill where the cherries are sorted and pulped. After pulping, the beans are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and then washed. The wet beans in parchment are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process. Depending on weather, the beans are dried for 7 to 9 days until the moisture in the coffee beans is reduced to 11.5 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.