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Origin Information

Grower
2000 Smallholders organized around Mahabub Awol | Jet washing station
Variety
Indigenous heirloom varieties and selections
Region
Hama Kebele, Kochere Woreda, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
November – December
Altitude
1900 - 2000 masl
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Eco-pulped with some mucilage remaining, dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

The Kochere micro-region, which sits within the outer rim of Yirgacheffe growing region, has long been known as one of the best sources of coffee in the Gedeo region of Ethiopia. The combination of high altitude and iron-rich, acidic soil creates the ideal growing situation to produce the bright, floral Yirgacheffe profile. During the harvest, ripe cherries from 2000 small coffee producers are delivered to the Jet washing station where they are carefully sorted, depulped, fermented, washed and then dried on raised beds. The Jet washing station is owned by the Adulina Coffee, which was founded by Mahabub Awel, who learned the export business working alongside his father for the last 25 years. Adulina also has its own dry mill operation, which ensures traceability and quality control through to exporting. Recent changes in the Ethiopian export rules have opened new opportunities to develop more direct relationships and focus on sourcing specialty coffee and using earnings to have a social impact. Adulina Coffee has invested earnings in school construction, potable water projects and employees a fulltime agronomist to help producers with quality, productivity and intercropping.