Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder coffee producers organized around the Dumerso mill
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1750 – 2300 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 1 Natural Dumerso GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Dumerso mill located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  Ripe cherries are carefully selected at the Dumerso mill and immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days.  The raised drying beds are carefully constructed 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, and then transported to Addis Ababa where the coffee is milled and exported.