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Origin Information

Grower
600 smallholder farmers organized around Feku Jiberil's coffee washing station
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Tomme, Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – January
Altitude
1650 – 1800 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed after pulping and fermenting for 36 - 48 hours, followed by an overnight soak, then dried on raised beds.
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Guji 1 Washed Uraga GrainPro is sourced from 600 family-owned farms organized around Feku Jiberil. Feku’s coffee washing station is located in the town of Tomme whithin the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Feku’s washing station where the cherries are 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.