Origin Information

850 Smallholder farmers organized around Oumer Abudu | Wenago Washing Station
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Wenago, Yirgachefe District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
October - January
1850 – 2000 meters
Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Top Washed Wenago Lot 7 GrainPro is sourced from more than 850 farmers living in Wenago near the Yirgachefe District of the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia. Farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Wenago mill which is owned and operated by Oumer Abudu. Ripe cherries are carefully 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 10 to 12 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.