750 Smallholder farmers organized around Cherenet Amedemariam and Surafel Birhanu | Gelana Abaya Coffee Station
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Doko Chere, Borena Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
December - January
1800 – 2000 meters
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Top Washed Gelana Abaya Lot 5 GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gelana Abaya Coffee Station located in in the town of Doko Chere near the town of Yirgacheffe within the Borena Zone in the Oromia Region, Ethiopia. The Gelana Abaya Coffee Station is owned and operated by Cherenet Amedemariam and Surafel Birhanu. The Gelana Abaya Coffee Station receives ripe cherries from 750 small coffee farmers. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Gelana Abaya Coffee Station 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 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.