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Origin Information

Grower
750 Smallholder farmers organized around the Dumerso coffee mill
Variety
Indigenous heirloom varieties
Region
Dumerso, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - January
Altitude
1850 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Dumerso Surafel Birhanu GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Dumerso coffee mill located in in the town of Dumerso near the town of Yirgacheffe within the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Dumerso mill is owned and operated by Surafel Birhanu and his family. During the harvest Surafel employs 400 people from the community to help. The Dumerso mill receives ripe cherries from 750 small coffee farmers. The cherries are sorted, depulped and then the beans covered in mucilage 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.