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Origin Information

Grower
650 smallholder farmers organized around the Aramo washing station
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Aramo, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - January
Altitude
1900 – 2100 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aramo is sourced from 650 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 pulped. After pulping, the beans are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and then washed. The wet beans in parchment are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process. Depending on weather, the beans are dried for 10 to 12 days until the moisture in the coffee beans is reduced to 11.5 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.