Origin Information

Grower
650 smallholder coffee producers organized around Matewos Ersemo | Kochere washing station
Variety
Indigenous heirloom
Region
Gedivo, Kochere District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – January
Altitude
1850 – 1950 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural Kochere GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Matewos Ersemo. 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.