Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 1 Natural Aricha GrainPro

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About this coffee

Grower

650 producers organized around Cherab na Betesebu | Aricha Mill

Altitude

1900 – 2100 masl

Variety

Indigenous cultivars

Soil

Vertisol

Region

Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia

Process

Full natural and dried on raised beds

Harvest

October – December

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Aricha coffee mill located in the Yirgacheffe district of the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Aricha mill is owned and operated by Cherab na Betesebu and his family. The Aricha mill receives ripe cherries from 650 small coffee farmers. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Aricha coffee mill station where the cherries are sorted and then placed on raised drying beds in thin layers. The cherries are turned every 2 to 3 hours in the first few days to avoid over-fermentation and mold growth. Depending on weather, 4 to 6 weeks later the beans are de-hulled and transported in parchment to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.