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Origin Information

Grower
800 smallholder farmers organized around Mekuria Mergia | Konga Coffee Station
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Konga, Yirgacheffe, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – January
Altitude
1800 – 2000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 3 Natural Konga Lot 1 GrainPro is sourced from more than 800 farmers living in Konga a village near the Yirgachefe District of the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia. Farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Konga Coffee Station which is owned and operated by Mekuria Mergia. Ripe cherries are carefully selected at the Konga Coffee Station and immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed 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.