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Origin Information

Grower
750 Smallholder farmers organized around Surafel Birhanu | Dumerso Coffee Station
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
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 1 Dumerso Natural Lot 3 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. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to the Dumerso coffee station where the cherries are sorted and then placed on raised drying beds in thin layers. The cherries are turned every 2 to 3 hours in the first few days to avoid over-fermentation and mold growth. Depending on weather, 4 to 6 weeks later the beans are de-hulled and transported in parchment to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.