Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Aramo coffee mill
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1800 – 2000 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds.
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms located near the Yirgachefe District of the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia.  Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Aramo mill 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, and then transported to Addis Ababa where the coffee is milled and exported.