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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers from Gelana and Abaya woredas
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Borena Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1800 – 2000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Gelana Abaya Lot 3 GrainPro is sourced from small family owned farms located in Gelana and Abaya woredas. These two woredas are located in the Boreda Zone whithin the Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Ripe cherries 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.