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Origin Information

Grower
650 producers organized around Jemal Temam | Kochere washing station
Variety
Indigenous cultivars
Region
Kochere District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – January
Altitude
1900 – 2100 masl
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Jemal Temam. More than 650 small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Kochere washing station where they are carefully sorted and placed on raised beds designed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.