Origin Information

650 producers organized around the Debo washing station
Indigenous cultivars
Debo, Kochere District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
October – January
1900 – 2100 masl
Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from the Debo washing station, which is owned and operated by Assefa Eshete. The Debo washing station is in the town of Debo within the Kochere district of the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Debo washing station where the cherries are sorted and depulped. After depulping, 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 12 to 15 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 dehulled, sorted, and bagged for export.